A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Finschhafen in Papua New Guinea. Exact location of event, longitude 147.6417 East, latitude -6.3257 South, depth = 105.51 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:03:35 / 4:03 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 14/11/16 / 2016-11-14 06:03:35 / November 14, 2016 @ 6:03 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 105.51 km (66 miles). Event id: us100077kq. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100077kq.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lae. Earthquake epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Every 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 one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 39 km NW of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea.
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