A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 171 km NW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea (106 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/02/18 / 2018-02-12 03:34:18 / February 12, 2018 @ 3:34 am. The temblor was picked up at 14:34:18 / 2:34 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 195.52 km (121 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 154.4905° East, -5.0758° South, depth 195.52 km. Unique identifier: us2000d6en. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000d6en.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 171 km NW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea.
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