A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Kavieng in Papua New Guinea on Wednesday. Exact location of event, longitude 150.6242 East, latitude -2.9971 South, depth = 34.7 km. Id of earthquake: us2000d6yd. Event ids that are associated: us2000d6yd. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 34.7 km (22 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 13/02/18 / 2018-02-13 23:33:42 / February 13, 2018 @ 11:33 pm. The temblor was picked up at 09:33:42 / 9:33 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kavieng (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 51 km (32 miles) from Kavieng (c. 14 500 pop). Close 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 earthquakes in the world each year. 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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