A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Kokopo in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 10:48:10 / 10:48 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 31.03 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us1000d7xb. Event ids that are associated: us1000d7xb. Exact location of event, depth 31.03 km, 152.1488° East, -4.602° South. Global time and date of event 16/03/18 / 2018-03-16 00:48:10 / March 16, 2018 @ 12:48 am UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rabaul, Kokopo (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 31 km (19 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop).
Each 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 three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. 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: 30 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea.
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