A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 175 km ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea (109 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/09/16 / 2016-09-02 03:28:49 / September 2, 2016 @ 3:28 am. The temblor was picked up at 13:28:49 / 1:28 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 151.5579 East, latitude -6.2628 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event id: us10006jjf. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006jjf.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.
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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: 175 km ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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