A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Wewak in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us100078jr. Event ids that are associated: us100078jr. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was reported at 08:14:35 / 8:14 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 144.1606° East, latitude -3.4543° South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/11/16 / 2016-11-15 22:14:35 / November 15, 2016 @ 10:14 pm.
The epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from Wewak (c. 18 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Wewak (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 60 km E of Wewak, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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