A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Kokopo in Papua New Guinea on Wednesday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us200050t6. Id of event: us200050t6. The temblor was picked up at 15:31:23 / 3:31 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 152.5368 East, latitude -4.6203 South, depth = 58.3 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/02/16 / 2016-02-17 05:31:23 / February 17, 2016 @ 5:31 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 58.3 km (36 miles).
Epicenter of the event was 43 km (26 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rabaul, Kokopo (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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