A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Kandrian in Papua New Guinea. Exact location of event, depth 88.15 km, 149.5974° East, -5.8267° South. Exact time and date of earthquake 29/02/16 / 2016-02-29 17:43:27 / February 29, 2016 @ 5:43 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004tln. Id of event: us10004tln. The temblor was picked up at 03:43:27 / 3:43 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 88.15 km (55 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kimbe. The epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Kimbe (c. 18 800 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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. 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 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 43 km N of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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