A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Finschhafen in Papua New Guinea. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 54.39 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 02/08/17 / 2017-08-02 14:45:46 / August 2, 2017 @ 2:45 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us2000a3p7. Event ids that are associated: us2000a3p7. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 147.6688 East, latitude -6.2327 South, depth = 54.39 km. The temblor was reported at 00:45:46 / 12:45 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lae (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 93 km (58 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-nine 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.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 46 km NNW of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea.
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