A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Finschhafen in Papua New Guinea. The temblor was picked up at 04:17:40 / 4:17 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 07/02/17 / 2017-02-07 18:17:40 / February 7, 2017 @ 6:17 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 95.88 km (60 miles). Exact location of event, depth 95.88 km, 147.5893° East, -6.4167° South. 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: us20008kje. Id of event: us20008kje.
The epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lae.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 37 km NW of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea.
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