A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Namatanai in Papua New Guinea on Tuesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/01/16 / 2016-01-26 00:01:57 / January 26, 2016 @ 12:01 am. Id of earthquake: us20004vkf. Event ids that are associated: us20004vkf. Exact location, longitude 152.6664° East, latitude -4.047° South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 10:01:57 / 10:01 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rabaul, Kokopo (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 49 km SSE of Namatanai, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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