A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 163 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (101 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 151.7512 East, latitude -5.7427 South, depth = 56.02 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 56.02 km (35 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/08/18 / 2018-08-29 18:44:44 / August 29, 2018 @ 6:44 pm. Unique identifier: us2000h9hx. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000h9hx. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 04:44:44 / 4:44 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 163 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea.
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