A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 105 km NNW of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea (65 miles) on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 567.97 km (353 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/08/16 / 2016-08-21 18:53:30 / August 21, 2016 @ 6:53 pm. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:53:30 / 4:53 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us20006twy. Ids that are associated to the event: us20006twy. Exact location of event, depth 567.97 km, 149.7245° East, -4.6965° South.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 105 km NNW of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea.
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