A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 86 kilometers (53 miles) from Mount Hagen in Papua New Guinea on Tuesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/04/16 / 2016-04-05 00:32:36 / April 5, 2016 @ 12:32 am. Exact location, longitude 144.4149° East, latitude -5.1021° South, depth = 104.89 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 104.89 km (65 miles). 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: us20005fhb. Id of event: us20005fhb. The temblor was reported at 10:32:36 / 10:32 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Wabag, Mount Hagen. Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 86 km (54 miles) from Mount Hagen (c. 33 600 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Wabag (c. 4 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 86 km NNE of Mount Hagen, Papua New Guinea.
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