A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Kimbe in Papua New Guinea. The temblor was picked up at 18:46:09 / 6:46 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us100086tm. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100086tm. Exact location of event, longitude 150.4267 East, latitude -5.8772 South, depth = 28.06 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 25/02/17 / 2017-02-25 08:46:09 / February 25, 2017 @ 8:46 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 28.06 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquake epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Kimbe (c. 18 800 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kimbe.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 47 km SE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea.
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