A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Vanimo in Papua New Guinea. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/09/15 / 2015-09-20 23:52:01 / September 20, 2015 @ 11:52 pm. Event id: us10003kfl. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003kfl. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 33.79 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:52:01 / 9:52 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 event, depth 33.79 km, 141.0605° East, -2.7948° South.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop), Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Abepura, Jayapura, Vanimo (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Jayapura (c. 134 900 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Abepura (c. 62 200 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Vanimo (c. 11 200 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Vanimo (c. 9 800 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 30 km WSW of Vanimo, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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