A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 93 kilometers (58 miles) from Kimbe in Papua New Guinea on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 98.32 km (61 miles). Exact location, longitude 150.8404° East, latitude -6.0217° South, depth = 98.32 km. Unique identifier: us2000aagn. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000aagn. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/08/17 / 2017-08-21 23:16:22 / August 21, 2017 @ 11:16 pm. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:16:22 / 9:16 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kimbe (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Kimbe (c. 18 800 pop). Close 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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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: 93 km SE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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