A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 85 km W of Ambunti, Papua New Guinea (53 miles). Unique identifier: us2000cltf. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000cltf. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 114.29 km (71 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 142.0769° East, -4.1668° South, depth 114.29 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 20/01/18 / 2018-01-20 14:36:36 / January 20, 2018 @ 2:36 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 00:36:36 / 12:36 am (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 85 km W of Ambunti, Papua New Guinea.
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