A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Taron in Papua New Guinea. The epicenter was at a depth of 39.6 km (25 miles). Unique identifier: us70007rmp. Ids that are associated to the event: us70007rmp. The temblor was picked up at 13:54:32 / 1:54 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 39.6 km, 153.0163° East, -4.3194° South. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/02/20 / 2020-02-17 03:54:32 / February 17, 2020 @ 3:54 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rabaul, Kokopo. Epicenter of the event was 84 km (52 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 16 km N of Taron, Papua New Guinea.
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