A earthquake magnitude 6.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Taron in Papua New Guinea. The temblor was detected at 13:36:09 / 1:36 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Taron in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 13/07/17 / 2017-07-13 03:36:09 / July 13, 2017 @ 3:36 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us20009vvi. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00ot0fcb, us20009vvi, pt17194000. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 46.95 km (29 miles). Exact location of event, depth 46.95 km, 153.1594° East, -4.7884° South.
Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rabaul, Kokopo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 111 km (69 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 128 km (79 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop).
Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. 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 one hundred and thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world.
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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: 38 km SSE of Taron, Papua New Guinea.
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