A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Taron in Papua New Guinea on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:02:13 / 2:02 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10004r3n. Event ids that are associated: us10004r3n. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 48.33 km (30 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/02/16 / 2016-02-19 16:02:13 / February 19, 2016 @ 4:02 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 152.9181 East, latitude -4.131 South, depth = 48.33 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rabaul, Kokopo. Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). The epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 39 km NNW of Taron, Papua New Guinea.
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