A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 105 km SSE of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea (65 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 01/02/16 / 2016-02-01 00:40:58 / February 1, 2016 @ 12:40 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 147.6807° East, -2.8842° South, depth 10 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:40:58 / 10:40 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us20004x3r. Ids that are associated to the event: us20004x3r.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 105 km SSE of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea.
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