A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Taron in Papua New Guinea. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/02/17 / 2017-02-06 21:18:10 / February 6, 2017 @ 9:18 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 54.87 km (34 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 152.7695 East, latitude -4.7364 South, depth = 54.87 km. Event id: us20008kif. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008kif. The temblor was detected at 07:18:10 / 7:18 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 71 km (44 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rabaul, Kokopo.
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days one hundred and eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 41 km SW of Taron, Papua New Guinea.
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