A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 155 km ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea (96 miles) on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 151.4522 East, latitude -6.0633 South, depth = 10 km. Event id: us1000au6b. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000au6b. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:22:49 / 8:22 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 11/10/17 / 2017-10-11 10:22:49 / October 11, 2017 @ 10:22 am.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 155 km ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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