A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Taron in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:50:17 / 10:50 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a8rl. Id of event: us2000a8rl. Exact location, longitude 152.6313° East, latitude -4.7559° South, depth = 35 km. Global time and date of event 11/08/17 / 2017-08-11 00:50:17 / August 11, 2017 @ 12:50 am UTC/GMT.
Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rabaul, Kokopo (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days one hundred earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 54 km SW of Taron, Papua New Guinea.
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