A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Bulolo in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 04/12/17 / 2017-12-04 18:07:20 / December 4, 2017 @ 6:07 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 04:07:20 / 4:07 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 146.1379 East, latitude -7.1924 South, depth = 161.1 km. Unique identifier: us1000bl0b. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000bl0b. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 161.1 km (100 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kerema, Wau, Bulolo (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). The epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from Bulolo (c. 16 000 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Wau (c. 14 600 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Kerema (c. 5 600 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 one and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 56 km W of Bulolo, Papua New Guinea.
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