A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Kandrian in Papua New Guinea on Sunday. Global time and date of event 20/11/16 / 2016-11-20 00:55:01 / November 20, 2016 @ 12:55 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 150.2511 East, latitude -6.262 South, depth = 39.39 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:55:01 / 10:55 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10007aqp. Unique identifier: us10007aqp. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 39.39 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface.
The epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Kimbe (c. 18 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kimbe. Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 77 km E of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea.
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