A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Kandrian in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:34:36 / 4:34 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 58.49 km (36 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 20/02/16 / 2016-02-20 18:34:36 / February 20, 2016 @ 6:34 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 150.1282 East, latitude -6.3845 South, depth = 58.49 km. Event id: us10004rey. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004rey.
Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kimbe. Epicenter of the event was 93 km (58 miles) from Kimbe (c. 18 800 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 66 km ESE of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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