A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Ambunti in Papua New Guinea on Saturday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/07/17 / 2017-07-22 12:02:26 / July 22, 2017 @ 12:02 pm. The temblor was detected at 22:02:26 / 10:02 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 28.8 km (18 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 28.8 km, 142.7943° East, -3.8397° South. Id of earthquake: us2000a1p9. Event ids that are associated: us2000a1p9. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Event epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Aitape (c. 5 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aitape (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 44 km N of Ambunti, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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