A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Lae in Papua New Guinea. Exact location of event, depth 85.81 km, 147.2567° East, -6.0835° South. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:37:37 / 7:37 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 85.81 km (53 miles). Unique identifier: us100076pn. Ids that are associated to the event: us100076pn. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/11/16 / 2016-11-04 21:37:37 / November 4, 2016 @ 9:37 pm.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lae (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 76 km NNE of Lae, Papua New Guinea.
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