A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 104 km NE of Aitape, Papua New Guinea (65 miles) on Friday. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:23:01 / 11:23 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/03/18 / 2018-03-02 13:23:01 / March 2, 2018 @ 1:23 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 142.9406 East, latitude -2.4024 South, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: us2000db06. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000db06. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 104 km NE of Aitape, Papua New Guinea.
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