A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 10 km WNW of Ambunti, Papua New Guinea (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 142.7603 East, latitude -4.199 South, depth = 109.66 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 109.66 km (68 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/08/18 / 2018-08-04 22:55:45 / August 4, 2018 @ 10:55 pm. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:55:45 / 8:55 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us1000g3n0. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000g3n0. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 10 km WNW of Ambunti, Papua New Guinea.
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