A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 97 kilometers (60 miles) from Kiunga in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:11:12 / 6:11 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004y6q. Id of event: us20004y6q. The epicenter was at a depth of 30.36 km (19 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/02/16 / 2016-02-05 20:11:12 / February 5, 2016 @ 8:11 pm. Exact location of event, depth 30.36 km, 141.5681° East, -5.2848° South.
Event epicenter was 98 km (61 miles) from Kiunga (c. 11 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kiunga (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 three 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 97 km NNE of Kiunga, Papua New Guinea.
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