A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Aitape in Papua New Guinea. Event id: us1000awpm. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000awpm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:13:35 / 12:13 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 142.0775 East, latitude -3.0474 South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 18/10/17 / 2017-10-18 14:13:35 / October 18, 2017 @ 2:13 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vanimo, Vanimo, Aitape (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 96 km (59 miles) from Vanimo (c. 11 200 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Vanimo (c. 9 800 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Aitape (c. 5 500 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 31 km WNW of Aitape, Papua New Guinea.
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