A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Kimbe in Papua New Guinea. The epicenter was at a depth of 97.99 km (61 miles). The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:03:44 / 12:03 pm (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 150.2654 East, latitude -5.9225 South, depth = 97.99 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/01/16 / 2016-01-20 02:03:44 / January 20, 2016 @ 2:03 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us20004uqc. Unique identifier: us20004uqc.
Event epicenter was 44 km (27 miles) from Kimbe (c. 18 800 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kimbe (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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