A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Rabaul in Papua New Guinea. The temblor was detected at 07:00:30 / 7:00 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 272.16 km (169 miles). Exact location of event, depth 272.16 km, 151.7954° East, -3.923° South. Event id: us10008x49. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008x49. Exact time and date of earthquake 26/05/17 / 2017-05-26 21:00:30 / May 26, 2017 @ 9:00 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kokopo, Rabaul. Epicenter of the event was 70 km (44 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 51 km NW of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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