A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Vanimo in Papua New Guinea on Saturday. The temblor was detected at 19:18:33 / 7:18 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 25.67 km (16 miles). Global time and date of event 19/11/16 / 2016-11-19 10:18:33 / November 19, 2016 @ 10:18 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us10007ahb. Unique identifier: us10007ahb. Exact location of event, longitude 140.9796 East, latitude -2.8441 South, depth = 25.67 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Abepura, Jayapura, Vanimo. Country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop), Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Event epicenter was 45 km (28 miles) from Jayapura (c. 134 900 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Abepura (c. 62 200 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Vanimo (c. 11 200 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Vanimo (c. 9 800 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 40 km WSW of Vanimo, Papua New Guinea.
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