A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 142 km N of Lae, Papua New Guinea (88 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 24/03/18 / 2018-03-24 20:32:37 / March 24, 2018 @ 8:32 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d8pv. Id of event: us1000d8pv. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 181.82 km (113 miles). Exact location of event, depth 181.82 km, 147.1583° East, -5.4491° South. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:32:37 / 6:32 am (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 142 km N of Lae, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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