A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 40 km NE of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea (25 miles) on Friday. Exact location of event, longitude 148.1195 East, latitude -6.333 South, depth = 101.79 km. The temblor was picked up at 07:06:37 / 7:06 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 101.79 km (63 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us10006pr0. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006pr0. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/09/16 / 2016-09-08 21:06:37 / September 8, 2016 @ 9:06 pm.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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: 40 km NE of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea.
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