A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Taron in Papua New Guinea. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/06/19 / 2019-06-17 22:01:57 / June 17, 2019 @ 10:01 pm. The temblor was picked up at 08:01:57 / 8:01 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us600045rv. Event ids that are associated: us600045rv. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 33.48 km (21 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 152.7671° East, -4.9474° South, depth 33.48 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kokopo (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 87 km (54 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days ninety-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 60 km SSW of Taron, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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