A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Kokopo in Papua New Guinea on Tuesday. Event id: us20009xxm. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009xxm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 60.46 km (38 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 152.4399 East, latitude -4.7856 South, depth = 60.46 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 10/07/17 / 2017-07-10 16:46:44 / July 10, 2017 @ 4:46 pm. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:46:44 / 2:46 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rabaul, Kokopo. Epicenter of the event was 52 km (32 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days eighty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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