A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Ambunti in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/09/17 / 2017-09-18 14:06:31 / September 18, 2017 @ 2:06 pm. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:06:31 / 12:06 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 108.39 km (67 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us2000awm0. Event ids that are associated: us2000awm0. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 143.2984 East, latitude -4.0832 South, depth = 108.39 km.
Event epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Wewak (c. 18 200 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Wewak (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 nine 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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