A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Kandrian in Papua New Guinea. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 149.8909 East, latitude -5.934 South, depth = 42.65 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/06/17 / 2017-06-17 11:07:06 / June 17, 2017 @ 11:07 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 42.65 km (27 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us20009n9j. Unique identifier: us20009n9j. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:07:06 / 9:07 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kimbe (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 51 km (32 miles) from Kimbe (c. 18 800 pop).
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 two and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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