A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 87 kilometers (54 miles) from Kimbe in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 150.8453° East, -5.1898° South, depth 176.95 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 176.95 km (110 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us10006nlm. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006nlm. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 10/09/16 / 2016-09-10 15:06:58 / September 10, 2016 @ 3:06 pm. The temblor was detected at 01:06:58 / 1:06 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kimbe. Earthquake epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Kimbe (c. 18 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 87 km ENE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea.
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