A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Ialibu in Papua New Guinea on Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 144.0196 East, latitude -6.8218 South, depth = 10 km. 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: 27/11/17 / 2017-11-27 21:34:26 / November 27, 2017 @ 9:34 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000bv54. Unique identifier: us2000bv54. The temblor was picked up at 07:34:26 / 7:34 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mendi, Ialibu (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 83 km (51 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Ialibu (c. 6 900 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. 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: 59 km S of Ialibu, Papua New Guinea.
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