A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 105 km W of Ambunti, Papua New Guinea (65 miles) on Tuesday. All ids that are associated to the event: us20005gz5. Unique identifier: us20005gz5. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 114.05 km (71 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 01:38:09 / 1:38 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 141.9065° East, -4.1118° South, depth 114.05 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 11/04/16 / 2016-04-11 15:38:09 / April 11, 2016 @ 3:38 pm UTC/GMT.
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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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. 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: 105 km W of Ambunti, Papua New Guinea.
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