A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Kandrian in Papua New Guinea. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/07/17 / 2017-07-08 17:24:41 / July 8, 2017 @ 5:24 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 49.89 km (31 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000987c. Unique identifier: us1000987c. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:24:41 / 3:24 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 149.9083° East, -6.0225° South, depth 49.89 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 59 km (36 miles) from Kimbe (c. 18 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kimbe (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 45 km ENE of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea.
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