A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 90 kilometers (56 miles) from Rabaul in Papua New Guinea on Friday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 05:10:10 / 5:10 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/03/18 / 2018-03-29 19:10:10 / March 29, 2018 @ 7:10 pm. Id of earthquake: us1000dayg. Event ids that are associated: us1000dayg. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 151.4586° East, -3.8017° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rabaul (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 91 km (56 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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