A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 168 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (104 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 29/03/18 / 2018-03-29 22:44:11 / March 29, 2018 @ 10:44 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 7.68 km, 151.6983° East, -5.7617° South. The temblor was detected at 08:44:11 / 8:44 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 7.68 km (5 miles). Unique identifier: us2000dvih. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000dvih.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been sixteen, in the last 10 days twenty-three, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days eighty-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. 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: 168 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea.
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