A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Vanimo in Papua New Guinea. 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: 29/01/18 / 2018-01-29 14:00:11 / January 29, 2018 @ 2:00 pm. Event id: us2000cqwu. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000cqwu. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.6679 East, latitude -3.068 South, depth = 42.01 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 42.01 km (26 miles). The temblor was reported at 00:00:11 / 12:00 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aitape, Vanimo, Vanimo (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from Vanimo (c. 11 200 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Vanimo (c. 9 800 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Aitape (c. 5 500 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 eight 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 quakes in the world each year.
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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 SE of Vanimo, Papua New Guinea.
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