A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 155 km S of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (96 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 08/08/18 / 2018-08-08 11:49:16 / August 8, 2018 @ 11:49 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 21:49:16 / 9:49 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000g8w8. Id of event: us1000g8w8. Exact location of earthquake, 152.2323° East, -5.7611° South, depth 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. 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 eight, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days ninety-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 155 km S of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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