A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Kainantu in Papua New Guinea. Global time and date of event 11/04/16 / 2016-04-11 22:53:38 / April 11, 2016 @ 10:53 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 125.16 km (78 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 145.7737° East, latitude -6.3157° South, depth = 125.16 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 08:53:38 / 8:53 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005jtc. Id of event: us20005jtc.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Goroka, Kainantu (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Goroka (c. 18 500 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Kainantu (c. 8 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 10 km WSW of Kainantu, Papua New Guinea.
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