A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Finschhafen in Papua New Guinea on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 65.26 km (41 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 147.7538 East, latitude -6.5082 South, depth = 65.26 km. The temblor was reported at 10:11:09 / 10:11 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10007wn7. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007wn7. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/01/17 / 2017-01-16 00:11:09 / January 16, 2017 @ 12:11 am.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lae. Epicenter of the event was 88 km (55 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop). 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 earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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