A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Taron in Papua New Guinea. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/02/17 / 2017-02-10 22:40:45 / February 10, 2017 @ 10:40 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 152.8818 East, latitude -4.2271 South, depth = 51.15 km. Id of earthquake: us20008lf0. Event ids that are associated: us20008lf0. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 51.15 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 08:40:45 / 8:40 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rabaul, Kokopo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 70 km (43 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days eighty-six 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.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 31 km NNW of Taron, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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