A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Kandrian in Papua New Guinea on Saturday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/04/16 / 2016-04-16 04:14:27 / April 16, 2016 @ 4:14 am. Exact location, longitude 149.4939° East, latitude -5.929° South, depth = 100.32 km. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:14:27 / 2:14 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 100.32 km (62 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us20005ixr. Unique identifier: us20005ixr.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kimbe. Event epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Kimbe (c. 18 800 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
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-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 32 km N of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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