A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 139 km E of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea (86 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 102.86 km (64 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000d8kz. Unique identifier: us1000d8kz. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/03/18 / 2018-03-24 13:20:57 / March 24, 2018 @ 1:20 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 102.86 km, 151.3996° East, -5.6352° South. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:20:57 / 11:20 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 139 km E of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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