A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 133 km ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea (83 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 151.1745 East, latitude -6.1676 South, depth = 44.5 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 11/10/18 / 2018-10-11 11:10:18 / October 11, 2018 @ 11:10 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 44.5 km (28 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:10:18 / 9:10 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000haki. Id of event: us1000haki.
Every 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days ninety-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 133 km ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea.
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