A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Kimbe in Papua New Guinea. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 278.76 km (173 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 05:41:34 / 5:41 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 11/01/18 / 2018-01-11 19:41:34 / January 11, 2018 @ 7:41 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000cpb1. Unique identifier: us2000cpb1. Exact location of event, depth 278.76 km, 150.6343° East, -4.9505° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from Kimbe (c. 18 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kimbe.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 85 km NE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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