A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 98 km SSE of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea (61 miles) on Saturday. Event id: us2000fyz3. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000fyz3. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/07/18 / 2018-07-07 06:23:31 / July 7, 2018 @ 6:23 am. Exact location of event, longitude 147.4897 East, latitude -2.8821 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 16:23:31 / 4:23 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifteen 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.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 98 km SSE of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea.
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