A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 95 km SE of Angoram, Papua New Guinea (59 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 42.58 km (26 miles). The temblor was picked up at 18:23:54 / 6:23 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 13/10/18 / 2018-10-13 08:23:54 / October 13, 2018 @ 8:23 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 144.7413° East, latitude -4.5911° South, depth = 42.58 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000hbjt. Id of event: us1000hbjt.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. 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: 95 km SE of Angoram, Papua New Guinea.
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