A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Kokopo in Papua New Guinea on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 13/09/17 / 2017-09-13 15:33:11 / September 13, 2017 @ 3:33 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 54.06 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:33:11 / 1:33 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000asbr. Unique identifier: us2000asbr. Exact location of earthquake, 152.1284° East, -4.88° South, depth 54.06 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rabaul, Kokopo (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 60 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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