A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Kokopo in Papua New Guinea on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 152.3588 East, latitude -4.283 South, depth = 148.63 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 11/03/18 / 2018-03-11 15:09:05 / March 11, 2018 @ 3:09 pm. The temblor was detected at 01:09:05 / 1:09 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 148.63 km (92 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000d33v. Unique identifier: us1000d33v.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Event epicenter was 13 km (8 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rabaul, Kokopo (min 5000 pop).
Each 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 six, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 13 km NE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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