A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Vanimo in Papua New Guinea on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:43:40 / 7:43 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000acv6. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000acv6. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 23.74 km (15 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/08/17 / 2017-08-24 21:43:40 / August 24, 2017 @ 9:43 pm. Exact location of event, depth 23.74 km, 141.6658° East, -2.8029° South.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 43 km (27 miles) from Vanimo (c. 11 200 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Vanimo (c. 9 800 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Aitape (c. 5 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aitape, Vanimo, Vanimo. 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. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 42 km ESE of Vanimo, Papua New Guinea.
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