A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 108 km W of Ambunti, Papua New Guinea (67 miles) on Friday. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:58:01 / 9:58 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/04/19 / 2019-04-18 23:58:01 / April 18, 2019 @ 11:58 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 87.99 km (55 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.8796 East, latitude -4.0778 South, depth = 87.99 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us70003cip. Ids that are associated to the event: us70003cip.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 108 km W of Ambunti, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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