A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, New Ireland region, Papua New Guinea kilometers (0 miles) from New Ireland region, Papua New Guinea. Id of earthquake: us1000aukz. Event ids that are associated: us1000aukz. Exact location of earthquake, 152.0377° East, -3.7212° South, depth 32.58 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 13/10/17 / 2017-10-13 21:47:41 / October 13, 2017 @ 9:47 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 32.58 km (20 miles). The temblor was detected at 21:47:41 / 9:47 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kokopo, Rabaul (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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