A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Kimbe in Papua New Guinea on Tuesday. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:25:45 / 5:25 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 50.72 km, 150.1428° East, -5.6193° South. Id of earthquake: us20008jn9. Event ids that are associated: us20008jn9. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/01/17 / 2017-01-30 19:25:45 / January 30, 2017 @ 7:25 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 50.72 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kimbe. Earthquake epicenter was 8 km (5 miles) from Kimbe (c. 18 800 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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