A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Finschhafen in Papua New Guinea. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005byp. Id of event: us10005byp. The temblor was reported at 00:46:52 / 12:46 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 147.5728 East, latitude -6.226 South, depth = 69.52 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/04/16 / 2016-04-18 14:46:52 / April 18, 2016 @ 2:46 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 69.52 km (43 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lae (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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