A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Kainantu in Papua New Guinea. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/06/17 / 2017-06-12 22:25:39 / June 12, 2017 @ 10:25 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:25:39 / 8:25 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 145.7575 East, latitude -6.4055 South, depth = 73.55 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 73.55 km (46 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us20009m2c. Unique identifier: us20009m2c.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kundiawa, Goroka, Kainantu. The epicenter was 54 km (34 miles) from Goroka (c. 18 500 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Kundiawa (c. 9 400 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Kainantu (c. 8 500 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 one and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 17 km SW of Kainantu, Papua New Guinea.
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