A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 89 kilometers (55 miles) from Lae in Papua New Guinea on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 146.654 East, latitude -5.9826 South, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: us20005fm2. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005fm2. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:43:59 / 7:43 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/03/16 / 2016-03-30 21:43:59 / March 30, 2016 @ 9:43 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kainantu, Lae. The epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Kainantu (c. 8 500 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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: 89 km NNW of Lae, Papua New Guinea.
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