A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Namatanai in Papua New Guinea on Saturday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 60.73 km (38 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/08/18 / 2018-08-18 00:47:24 / August 18, 2018 @ 12:47 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 10:47:24 / 10:47 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us1000gc1t. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000gc1t. Exact location of event, longitude 152.8396 East, latitude -3.8803 South, depth = 60.73 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 83 km (51 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kokopo, Rabaul.
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 twenty-nine 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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: 50 km ESE of Namatanai, Papua New Guinea.
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