A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 116 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (72 miles) on Thursday. The temblor was picked up at 20:50:49 / 8:50 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 151.8747 East, latitude -5.333 South, depth = 56.98 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 56.98 km (35 miles). Event id: us2000bfhx. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bfhx. Global time and date of event 02/11/17 / 2017-11-02 10:50:49 / November 2, 2017 @ 10:50 am UTC/GMT.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days seventy-two 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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: 116 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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