A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Vanimo in Papua New Guinea. The temblor was reported at 08:51:55 / 8:51 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10005e32. Unique identifier: us10005e32. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/04/16 / 2016-04-27 23:51:55 / April 27, 2016 @ 11:51 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 140.9818 East, latitude -3.1518 South, depth = 10 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Jayapura, Abepura, Vanimo. Earthquake epicenter was 75 km (46 miles) from Jayapura (c. 134 900 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Abepura (c. 62 200 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Vanimo (c. 11 200 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Vanimo (c. 9 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop), Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 63 km SW of Vanimo, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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