A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 193 km S of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (120 miles) on Saturday. The temblor was detected at 16:45:42 / 4:45 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 152.0465° East, latitude -6.0891° South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000dvkd. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000dvkd. Global time and date of event 31/03/18 / 2018-03-31 06:45:42 / March 31, 2018 @ 6:45 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days thirty-one, in the past 30 days thirty-three and in the last 365 days seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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: 193 km S of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea.
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