A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Kimbe in Papua New Guinea. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/10/16 / 2016-10-15 09:50:44 / October 15, 2016 @ 9:50 am. Unique identifier: us20007fn8. Ids that are associated to the event: us20007fn8. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 96.86 km (60 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 150.7154 East, latitude -5.454 South, depth = 96.86 km. The temblor was picked up at 19:50:44 / 7:50 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kimbe. Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Kimbe (c. 18 800 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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