A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 96 kilometers (60 miles) from Lorengau in Papua New Guinea on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5.43 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 31/01/16 / 2016-01-31 16:20:42 / January 31, 2016 @ 4:20 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:20:42 / 2:20 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004w5w. Id of event: us20004w5w. Exact location, longitude 147.1796° East, latitude -2.8906° South, depth = 5.43 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lorengau. Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 96 km (60 miles) from Lorengau (c. 5 800 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 96 km S of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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