A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Kandrian in Papua New Guinea on Tuesday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 149.4597 East, latitude -6.1566 South, depth = 61.24 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 61.24 km (38 miles). Id of earthquake: us20004whx. Event ids that are associated: us20004whx. The temblor was picked up at 15:38:35 / 3:38 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 02/02/16 / 2016-02-02 05:38:35 / February 2, 2016 @ 5:38 am UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kimbe (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 101 km (63 miles) from Kimbe (c. 18 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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