A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Kandrian in Papua New Guinea. Exact location of earthquake, 149.5163° East, -6.101° South, depth 61.89 km. Global time and date of event 23/04/16 / 2016-04-23 11:19:04 / April 23, 2016 @ 11:19 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 21:19:04 / 9:19 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 61.89 km (38 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us20005l6g. Event ids that are associated: us20005l6g.
Event epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Kimbe (c. 18 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kimbe. Nearby 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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