A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Lae in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:09:44 / 5:09 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/09/16 / 2016-09-17 07:09:44 / September 17, 2016 @ 7:09 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 114.44 km, 146.6411° East, -6.6921° South. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 114.44 km (71 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us10006qdb. Event ids that are associated: us10006qdb.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kainantu, Wau, Bulolo (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 38 km (24 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Bulolo (c. 16 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Wau (c. 14 600 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Kainantu (c. 8 500 pop).
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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 38 km W of Lae, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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