A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Taron in Papua New Guinea. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:36:29 / 8:36 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 152.9348° East, -4.5129° South, depth 91.74 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/10/16 / 2016-10-22 22:36:29 / October 22, 2016 @ 10:36 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 91.74 km (57 miles). Unique identifier: us100072l3. Ids that are associated to the event: us100072l3.
Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 77 km (48 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rabaul, Kokopo.
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days seventy-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 12 km WSW of Taron, Papua New Guinea.
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