A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Taron in Papua New Guinea. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 152.6284 East, latitude -4.7321 South, depth = 48.91 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 48.91 km (30 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10003kew. Unique identifier: us10003kew. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:04:34 / 6:04 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/09/15 / 2015-09-20 08:04:34 / September 20, 2015 @ 8:04 am.
Epicenter of the event was 59 km (36 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rabaul, Kokopo.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 53 km WSW of Taron, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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