A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 152 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (94 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 151.7567° East, -5.6302° South. The temblor was picked up at 08:47:23 / 8:47 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/03/18 / 2018-03-29 22:47:23 / March 29, 2018 @ 10:47 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: us2000dvir. Event ids that are associated: us2000dvir.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 152 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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