A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 154 km S of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (96 miles). The epicenter was at a depth of 38.11 km (24 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/05/18 / 2018-05-18 01:11:49 / May 18, 2018 @ 1:11 am. Exact location, longitude 152.1366° East, latitude -5.7475° South, depth = 38.11 km. The temblor was reported at 11:11:49 / 11:11 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us1000e7qd. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000e7qd.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days eighty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 154 km S of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea.
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