A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Finschhafen in Papua New Guinea. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 76.16 km (47 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 147.3957 East, latitude -6.302 South, depth = 76.16 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/04/16 / 2016-04-09 11:03:25 / April 9, 2016 @ 11:03 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us20005iju. Unique identifier: us20005iju. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 21:03:25 / 9:03 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lae. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 65 km (40 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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