A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 81 km NNW of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea (50 miles) on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 10:01:30 / 10:01 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 103.1 km (64 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/10/16 / 2016-10-28 00:01:30 / October 28, 2016 @ 12:01 am. Id of earthquake: us100073pt. Event ids that are associated: us100073pt. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 147.5604 East, latitude -5.9358 South, depth = 103.1 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-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. 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: 81 km NNW of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea.
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