A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Kimbe in Papua New Guinea on Friday. The temblor was reported at 00:10:18 / 12:10 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 143.64 km (89 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 150.7163 East, latitude -5.3996 South, depth = 143.64 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000asgl. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000asgl. Exact time and date of earthquake 21/09/17 / 2017-09-21 14:10:18 / September 21, 2017 @ 2:10 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Kimbe (c. 18 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kimbe (min 5000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 65 km ENE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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