A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 128 km ENE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea (80 miles) on Wednesday. The epicenter was at a depth of 143.17 km (89 miles). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:24:04 / 12:24 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 17/04/18 / 2018-04-17 14:24:04 / April 17, 2018 @ 2:24 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 151.2446 East, latitude -5.1852 South, depth = 143.17 km. Event id: us2000e1i7. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000e1i7.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days thirty-three and in the last 365 days eighty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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: 128 km ENE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea.
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