A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 99 kilometers (62 miles) from Kimbe in Papua New Guinea. The temblor was detected at 15:03:20 / 3:03 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 601.32 km (374 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/02/16 / 2016-02-09 05:03:20 / February 9, 2016 @ 5:03 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004yxn. Id of event: us20004yxn. Exact location of event, depth 601.32 km, 149.7142° East, -4.7627° South.
Epicenter of the event was 100 km (62 miles) from Kimbe (c. 18 800 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kimbe (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 99 km NNW of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea.
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