A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 87 kilometers (54 miles) from Finschhafen in Papua New Guinea on Wednesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/08/17 / 2017-08-15 19:56:04 / August 15, 2017 @ 7:56 pm. The temblor was detected at 05:56:04 / 5:56 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 90 km (56 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 147.3462 East, latitude -6.0061 South, depth = 90 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a9g0. Id of event: us2000a9g0. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the event was 89 km (55 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lae. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 87 km NW of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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