A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Taron 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 21:24:55 / 9:24 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 51.49 km (32 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 152.6536 East, latitude -5.0922 South, depth = 51.49 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000efgy. Unique identifier: us1000efgy. Exact time and date of earthquake 31/05/18 / 2018-05-31 11:24:55 / May 31, 2018 @ 11:24 am UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kokopo. Epicenter of the earthquake was 93 km (58 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop). Nearby 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 three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 80 km SSW of Taron, Papua New Guinea.
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