A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 143 km S of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (89 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 23/12/18 / 2018-12-23 14:48:30 / December 23, 2018 @ 2:48 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us2000j2wy. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000j2wy. The temblor was picked up at 00:48:30 / 12:48 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 152.1763 East, latitude -5.6427 South, depth = 10 km.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 143 km S of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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