A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Lorengau in Papua New Guinea. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 146.9918 East, latitude -2.6171 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 29/01/16 / 2016-01-29 23:16:12 / January 29, 2016 @ 11:16 pm UTC/GMT. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:16:12 / 9:16 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004wut. Id of event: us20004wut.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lorengau (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Lorengau (c. 5 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 72 km SSW of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea.
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