A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Kandrian in Papua New Guinea on Tuesday. The temblor was picked up at 23:40:02 / 11:40 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009npu. Id of event: us20009npu. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 57.23 km (36 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 149.7781° East, -6.2287° South, depth 57.23 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/06/17 / 2017-06-20 13:40:02 / June 20, 2017 @ 1:40 pm.
Event epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from Kimbe (c. 18 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kimbe. Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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