A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Kavieng in Papua New Guinea. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:33:11 / 11:33 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 151.135° East, -2.386° South. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/02/18 / 2018-02-18 01:33:11 / February 18, 2018 @ 1:33 am. Id of earthquake: us2000d8ry. Event ids that are associated: us2000d8ry. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kavieng (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 43 km (27 miles) from Kavieng (c. 14 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 43 km ENE of Kavieng, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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