A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 106 km SSE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea (66 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us20006va7. Unique identifier: us20006va7. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/08/16 / 2016-08-24 15:45:52 / August 24, 2016 @ 3:45 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:45:52 / 1:45 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 150.5827° East, -6.4028° South, depth 10 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 106 km SSE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea.
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