A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Kokopo in Papua New Guinea. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 65.5 km (41 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us100086tp. Ids that are associated to the event: us100086tp. Exact time and date of earthquake 25/02/17 / 2017-02-25 12:49:39 / February 25, 2017 @ 12:49 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 22:49:39 / 10:49 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 152.5956° East, latitude -4.5978° South, depth = 65.5 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 46 km (29 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rabaul, Kokopo (min 5000 pop). Nearby 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. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 45 km SE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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