A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Rabaul in Papua New Guinea on Thursday. All ids that are associated to the event: us10003qf2. Unique identifier: us10003qf2. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 07:14:23 / 7:14 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 152.3233 East, latitude -3.9754 South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 21/10/15 / 2015-10-21 21:14:23 / October 21, 2015 @ 9:14 pm UTC/GMT.
Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kokopo, Rabaul. The epicenter was 42 km (26 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop).
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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 29 km NE of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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