A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 127 km ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea (79 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 16/09/15 / 2015-09-16 15:27:53 / September 16, 2015 @ 3:27 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003ise. Id of event: us10003ise. The temblor was picked up at 01:27:53 / 1:27 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 151.2517 East, latitude -5.8637 South, depth = 10 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been nineteen, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 127 km ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea.
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