A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Rabaul in Papua New Guinea on Monday. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:26:53 / 11:26 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009xyu. Id of event: us20009xyu. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 151.5259 East, latitude -4.0422 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/07/17 / 2017-07-10 13:26:53 / July 10, 2017 @ 1:26 pm.
Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kokopo, Rabaul (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 89 km (55 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop).
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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 73 km WNW of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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