A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Finschhafen in Papua New Guinea on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 61.95 km (38 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:02:38 / 4:02 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 13/06/17 / 2017-06-13 18:02:38 / June 13, 2017 @ 6:02 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us20009m72. Event ids that are associated: us20009m72. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 147.6195 East, latitude -6.3058 South, depth = 61.95 km.
Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 84 km (52 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lae (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 42 km NW of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea.
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