A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 166 km ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea (103 miles). Unique identifier: us1000hde5. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000hde5. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 151.5328 East, latitude -6.1287 South, depth = 46.31 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 46.31 km (29 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/10/18 / 2018-10-12 19:24:29 / October 12, 2018 @ 7:24 pm. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:24:29 / 5:24 am (local time epicenter).
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 fourteen, in the last 10 days twenty-one, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 166 km ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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