A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes New Britain region, Papua New Guinea kilometers (0 miles) from New Britain region, Papua New Guinea on Monday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 57.96 km (36 miles). Unique identifier: us2000a7ay. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000a7ay. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/08/17 / 2017-08-07 15:11:05 / August 7, 2017 @ 3:11 pm. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:11:05 / 3:11 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 152.3434 East, latitude -4.9692 South, depth = 57.96 km.
Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days ninety-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: New Britain region, Papua New Guinea.
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