A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 8 km NW of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea (5 miles) on Monday. Exact location of event, longitude 149.4882 East, latitude -6.1665 South, depth = 35 km. Event id: us1000dc8n. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000dc8n. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 09:30:49 / 9:30 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 01/04/18 / 2018-04-01 23:30:49 / April 1, 2018 @ 11:30 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 8 km NW of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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