A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 166 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (103 miles) on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 151.8138 East, latitude -5.7908 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/03/18 / 2018-03-30 00:30:03 / March 30, 2018 @ 12:30 am. The temblor was reported at 10:30:03 / 10:30 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000dviw. Id of event: us2000dviw.
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 nineteen, in the last 10 days twenty-six, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. 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: 166 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea.
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