A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Kokopo in Papua New Guinea on Wednesday. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:20:05 / 2:20 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 38.74 km (24 miles). Exact location, longitude 152.4581° East, latitude -4.9701° South, depth = 38.74 km. Global time and date of event 18/10/16 / 2016-10-18 16:20:05 / October 18, 2016 @ 4:20 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20007gd7. Id of event: us20007gd7.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rabaul, Kokopo (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 71 km SSE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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