A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Kandrian in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10006ki8. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006ki8. Exact location, longitude 150.0019° East, latitude -6.2199° South, depth = 53.66 km. The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:26:16 / 12:26 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/09/16 / 2016-09-02 14:26:16 / September 2, 2016 @ 2:26 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 53.66 km (33 miles).
Epicenter of the event was 76 km (47 miles) from Kimbe (c. 18 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kimbe (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 50 km E of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea.
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