A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Rabaul in Papua New Guinea on Monday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/03/19 / 2019-03-17 20:54:55 / March 17, 2019 @ 8:54 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 152.13° East, latitude -3.9324° South, depth = 176.45 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000jlqq. Unique identifier: us1000jlqq. The temblor was picked up at 06:54:55 / 6:54 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 176.45 km (110 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kokopo, Rabaul. Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Event epicenter was 49 km (30 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop).
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 five and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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