A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Kimbe in Papua New Guinea. Exact location, longitude 150.2962° East, latitude -5.5189° South, depth = 134.92 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 134.92 km (84 miles). Global time and date of event 20/05/17 / 2017-05-20 21:26:47 / May 20, 2017 @ 9:26 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 07:26:47 / 7:26 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10008vgi. Unique identifier: us10008vgi.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 17 km (11 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.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 17 km ENE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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