A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 166 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (103 miles) on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 151.7211 East, latitude -5.7524 South, depth = 37.62 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 37.62 km (23 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/09/17 / 2017-09-06 01:52:39 / September 6, 2017 @ 1:52 am. Event id: us2000arpf. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000arpf. The temblor was picked up at 11:52:39 / 11:52 am (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days seventy-one 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 166 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea.
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