A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Kimbe in Papua New Guinea. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:23:13 / 8:23 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us20009wwh. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009wwh. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 149.7748° East, -5.4964° South, depth 150.19 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/07/17 / 2017-07-17 10:23:13 / July 17, 2017 @ 10:23 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 150.19 km (93 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kimbe (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 41 km (26 miles) from Kimbe (c. 18 800 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 41 km W of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea.
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