A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 176 km ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea (109 miles) on Friday. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:04:27 / 8:04 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 151.6955 East, latitude -5.9029 South, depth = 66.88 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/03/18 / 2018-03-30 10:04:27 / March 30, 2018 @ 10:04 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000dbcp. Unique identifier: us1000dbcp. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 66.88 km (42 miles).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 176 km ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea.
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