A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Kainantu in Papua New Guinea. The temblor was reported at 21:59:58 / 9:59 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 146.2083° East, latitude -6.2356° South, depth = 119.59 km. Global time and date of event 31/10/15 / 2015-10-31 11:59:58 / October 31, 2015 @ 11:59 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 119.59 km (74 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000412b. Id of event: us2000412b. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lae, Goroka, Kainantu. Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 101 km (63 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Goroka (c. 18 500 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Kainantu (c. 8 500 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 38 km E of Kainantu, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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