A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 47 km NNE of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea (29 miles). Event id: us20005gjg. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005gjg. Exact time and date of earthquake 09/04/16 / 2016-04-09 08:42:37 / April 9, 2016 @ 8:42 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 66.66 km (41 miles). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:42:37 / 6:42 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 147.9819° East, -6.1886° South, depth 66.66 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 47 km NNE of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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