A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Taron in Papua New Guinea on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 152.9494 East, latitude -4.4562 South, depth = 81.94 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 81.94 km (51 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 05:26:11 / 5:26 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us20008k1q. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008k1q. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/02/17 / 2017-02-15 19:26:11 / February 15, 2017 @ 7:26 pm.
Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 77 km (48 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rabaul, Kokopo (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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