A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 28 km NNW of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea (17 miles) on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004z29. Id of event: us20004z29. The temblor was picked up at 08:20:48 / 8:20 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 05/02/16 / 2016-02-05 22:20:48 / February 5, 2016 @ 10:20 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 147.768° East, -6.3685° South, depth 10 km.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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: 28 km NNW of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea.
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