A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Lae in Papua New Guinea. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:33:19 / 10:33 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 76.58 km (48 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us100072e4. Unique identifier: us100072e4. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 147.0108 East, latitude -5.9457 South, depth = 76.58 km. Global time and date of event 21/10/16 / 2016-10-21 00:33:19 / October 21, 2016 @ 12:33 am UTC/GMT.
Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lae (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 86 km (54 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-seven 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 85 km N of Lae, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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