A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Taron in Papua New Guinea on Thursday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 24.47 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 153.0329° East, latitude -4.228° South, depth = 24.47 km. Id of earthquake: us10005dsu. Event ids that are associated: us10005dsu. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/04/16 / 2016-04-21 05:14:56 / April 21, 2016 @ 5:14 am. The temblor was detected at 15:14:56 / 3:14 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Event epicenter was 86 km (54 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kokopo. Close 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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