A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 117 km WNW of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea (73 miles) on Tuesday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000g4b2. Id of event: us1000g4b2. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 05:12:37 / 5:12 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/08/18 / 2018-08-06 19:12:37 / August 6, 2018 @ 7:12 pm. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 151.1503° East, -3.9267° South.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 117 km WNW of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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