A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Kokopo in Papua New Guinea on Friday. All ids that are associated to the event: us10006kh8. Unique identifier: us10006kh8. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 140.99 km (88 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:50:28 / 10:50 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 140.99 km, 151.727° East, -4.8698° South. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/09/16 / 2016-09-02 00:50:28 / September 2, 2016 @ 12:50 am.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rabaul, Kokopo. Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 83 km (51 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 82 km SW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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