A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 184 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (114 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 14:25:57 / 2:25 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us2000dwyi. Event ids that are associated: us2000dwyi. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/04/18 / 2018-04-01 04:25:57 / April 1, 2018 @ 4:25 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 42.69 km (27 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 151.8573 East, latitude -5.9681 South, depth = 42.69 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days thirty-three, in the past 30 days thirty-five and in the last 365 days seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 184 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea.
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