A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Aitape in Papua New Guinea. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/10/17 / 2017-10-31 16:21:44 / October 31, 2017 @ 4:21 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 142.1085 East, latitude -3.7997 South, depth = 46.68 km. 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 46.68 km (29 miles). Event id: us2000bkz3. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bkz3. The temblor was reported at 02:21:44 / 2:21 am (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aitape. The epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Aitape (c. 5 500 pop).
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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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