A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 140 km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea (87 miles) on Sunday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/02/18 / 2018-02-18 00:25:40 / February 18, 2018 @ 12:25 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:25:40 / 10:25 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000d40g. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000d40g. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 154.2172° East, -6.299° South.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days seventy-three 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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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 140 km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.
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