A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Vanimo in Papua New Guinea on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 141.0145° East, latitude -2.5955° South, depth = 38.13 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:28:35 / 1:28 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 38.13 km (24 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/09/16 / 2016-09-17 15:28:35 / September 17, 2016 @ 3:28 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006qfl. Id of event: us10006qfl.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Abepura, Jayapura, Vanimo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 34 km (21 miles) from Jayapura (c. 134 900 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Abepura (c. 62 200 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Vanimo (c. 11 200 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Vanimo (c. 9 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop), 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. 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: 33 km WNW of Vanimo, Papua New Guinea.
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