A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 77 km SW of Ambunti, Papua New Guinea (48 miles). 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 101.97 km (63 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 142.2748° East, latitude -4.6388° South, depth = 101.97 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/04/18 / 2018-04-02 07:58:55 / April 2, 2018 @ 7:58 am. The temblor was reported at 17:58:55 / 5:58 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000dcci. Id of event: us1000dcci.
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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. 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: 77 km SW of Ambunti, Papua New Guinea.
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