A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 210 km NE of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea (130 miles) on Thursday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/05/18 / 2018-05-23 15:27:01 / May 23, 2018 @ 3:27 pm. The temblor was detected at 01:27:01 / 1:27 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 20.99 km (13 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 148.739 East, latitude -0.8207 South, depth = 20.99 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us1000ec2z. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000ec2z.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.
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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: 210 km NE of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea.
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