A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Kokopo in Papua New Guinea. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15.43 km (10 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us20009y29. Unique identifier: us20009y29. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:19:38 / 3:19 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 14/07/17 / 2017-07-14 05:19:38 / July 14, 2017 @ 5:19 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 152.3201 East, latitude -4.8799 South, depth = 15.43 km.
The epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rabaul, Kokopo.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 58 km S of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea.
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