A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Kokopo in Papua New Guinea. Exact time and date of earthquake 24/03/16 / 2016-03-24 23:22:33 / March 24, 2016 @ 11:22 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:22:33 / 9:22 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 12.73 km (8 miles). Unique identifier: us20005dez. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005dez. Exact location of event, depth 12.73 km, 152.3672° East, -4.6595° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rabaul, Kokopo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 36 km (22 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirteen 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 35 km SSE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea.
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