A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 143 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (89 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:55:10 / 10:55 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 30/03/18 / 2018-03-30 00:55:10 / March 30, 2018 @ 12:55 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event id: us2000dviz. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000dviz. Exact location, longitude 151.9604° East, latitude -5.6131° South, depth = 10 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty, in the last 10 days twenty-seven, in the past 30 days twenty-nine and in the last 365 days ninety-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 143 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea.
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