A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Kokopo in Papua New Guinea. The temblor was reported at 15:31:49 / 3:31 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 115.42 km (72 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/09/18 / 2018-09-15 05:31:49 / September 15, 2018 @ 5:31 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 115.42 km, 152.2086° East, -4.5018° South. Event id: us2000hia6. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000hia6.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rabaul, Kokopo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 18 km (11 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days fourty-five 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 17 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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