A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Bulolo in Papua New Guinea. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10002x9d. Id of event: us10002x9d. Global time and date of event 02/08/15 / 2015-08-02 06:06:16 / August 2, 2015 @ 6:06 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 146.1226° East, -7.1039° South, depth 169.82 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 169.82 km (106 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 16:06:16 / 4:06 pm (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from Bulolo (c. 16 000 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Wau (c. 14 600 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Kainantu (c. 8 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kainantu, Wau, Bulolo (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 59 km W of Bulolo, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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