A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Kokopo in Papua New Guinea on Tuesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 11/09/17 / 2017-09-11 21:57:26 / September 11, 2017 @ 9:57 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 07:57:26 / 7:57 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 152.2966° East, -4.9444° South, depth 49.23 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 49.23 km (31 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us2000ar1k. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000ar1k.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rabaul, Kokopo (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days ninety-eight 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. Every 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. 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: 65 km S of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea.
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