A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 156 km SW of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea (97 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 146.3808° East, -3.1236° South, depth 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 07/09/18 / 2018-09-07 13:10:00 / September 7, 2018 @ 1:10 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:10:00 / 11:10 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000hgmw. Unique identifier: us2000hgmw. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 156 km SW of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea.
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