A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Kokopo in Papua New Guinea on Sunday. Exact location, longitude 152.4808° East, latitude -4.9346° South, depth = 48.78 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/07/17 / 2017-07-23 00:16:17 / July 23, 2017 @ 12:16 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 48.78 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 10:16:17 / 10:16 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000a1s6. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000a1s6.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rabaul, Kokopo. Epicenter of the earthquake was 69 km (43 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
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 twelve, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 68 km SSE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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