A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Kokopo in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 15/09/17 / 2017-09-15 22:43:17 / September 15, 2017 @ 10:43 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us2000asms. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000asms. Exact location of earthquake, 151.5667° East, -4.6769° South, depth 135.04 km. The temblor was reported at 08:43:17 / 8:43 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 135.04 km (84 miles).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rabaul, Kokopo. The epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop).
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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days fourty-three 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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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 85 km WSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea.
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