A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Rabaul in Papua New Guinea. Exact location, longitude 151.8596° East, latitude -4.192° South, depth = 206.56 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/05/16 / 2016-05-01 16:24:08 / May 1, 2016 @ 4:24 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 206.56 km (128 miles). Event id: us10005gca. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005gca. The temblor was picked up at 02:24:08 / 2:24 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kokopo, Rabaul (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 34 km W of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea.
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