A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 90 kilometers (56 miles) from Kimbe in Papua New Guinea on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 77.38 km (48 miles). The temblor was reported at 06:33:56 / 6:33 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 77.38 km, 150.3905° East, -6.3276° South. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/06/17 / 2017-06-20 20:33:56 / June 20, 2017 @ 8:33 pm. Unique identifier: us20009nss. Ids that are associated to the event: us20009nss.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 91 km (56 miles) from Kimbe (c. 18 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kimbe.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 five and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 90 km SSE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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