A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Popondetta in Papua New Guinea. The temblor was detected at 21:04:18 / 9:04 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 83.27 km (52 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 83.27 km, 148.3977° East, -8.3351° South. Unique identifier: us20005bsu. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005bsu. Exact time and date of earthquake 19/03/16 / 2016-03-19 11:04:18 / March 19, 2016 @ 11:04 am UTC/GMT.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Popondetta. The epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Popondetta (c. 28 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 48 km NNE of Popondetta, Papua New Guinea.
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