A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 121 km ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea (75 miles). The temblor was reported at 07:10:13 / 7:10 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us100072l1. Event ids that are associated: us100072l1. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Exact location, longitude 151.2152° East, latitude -5.7903° South, depth = 35 km. Global time and date of event 22/10/16 / 2016-10-22 21:10:13 / October 22, 2016 @ 9:10 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 121 km ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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