A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Kimbe in Papua New Guinea on Tuesday. The temblor was picked up at 00:51:19 / 12:51 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us100076yu. Unique identifier: us100076yu. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/11/16 / 2016-11-07 14:51:19 / November 7, 2016 @ 2:51 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 40.75 km (25 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 150.3814 East, latitude -5.5803 South, depth = 40.75 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kimbe (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 27 km (17 miles) from Kimbe (c. 18 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
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 three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. 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: 26 km E of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea.
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