A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 87 kilometers (54 miles) from Kokopo in Papua New Guinea on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 136.24 km (85 miles). Event id: us2000a2ju. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a2ju. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 29/07/17 / 2017-07-29 18:46:12 / July 29, 2017 @ 6:46 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:46:12 / 4:46 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 136.24 km, 151.6762° East, -4.8863° South.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rabaul, Kokopo. Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 88 km (55 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop).
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 fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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. 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: 87 km SW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea.
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