A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Kimbe in Papua New Guinea. Exact location of earthquake, 150.8336° East, -5.5575° South, depth 104 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 104 km (65 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 15:16:54 / 3:16 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/09/15 / 2015-09-19 05:16:54 / September 19, 2015 @ 5:16 am. Event id: us10003jta. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003jta.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 76 km (48 miles) from Kimbe (c. 18 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kimbe (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days eighteen, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. 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: 76 km E of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea.
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