A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 164 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (102 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:04:16 / 8:04 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 29/03/18 / 2018-03-29 22:04:16 / March 29, 2018 @ 10:04 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 151.7461 East, latitude -5.747 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000dvig. Id of event: us2000dvig. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
In the past 24 hours, there have been fifteen, in the last 10 days twenty-two, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days eighty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.
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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: 164 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea.
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