A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 83 km WSW of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea (52 miles). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:59:26 / 11:59 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 148.9032 East, latitude -6.6037 South, depth = 47.9 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 47.9 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 08/12/18 / 2018-12-08 13:59:26 / December 8, 2018 @ 1:59 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us1000i52b. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000i52b.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 83 km WSW of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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