A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Kokopo in Papua New Guinea. Id of earthquake: us20008inu. Event ids that are associated: us20008inu. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 53.36 km (33 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 152.4116 East, latitude -5.0213 South, depth = 53.36 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:56:11 / 10:56 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/01/17 / 2017-01-25 12:56:11 / January 25, 2017 @ 12:56 pm.
The epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rabaul, Kokopo. Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days eighteen, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days one hundred and six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 75 km SSE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea.
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