A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 158 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (98 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/03/18 / 2018-03-30 02:00:27 / March 30, 2018 @ 2:00 am. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:00:27 / 12:00 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 151.7179° East, -5.6747° South, depth 35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us1000db87. Event ids that are associated: us1000db87. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 158 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea.
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