A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Finschhafen in Papua New Guinea. Global time and date of event 11/10/15 / 2015-10-11 01:46:28 / October 11, 2015 @ 1:46 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 147.452° East, -6.2094° South, depth 69.96 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 11:46:28 / 11:46 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003ms4. Id of event: us10003ms4. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 69.96 km (43 miles).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lae (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. 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: 63 km NW of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea.
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