A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Kandrian in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 149.6663° East, -5.8753° South, depth 55.87 km. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:21:16 / 10:21 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008iyp. Id of event: us20008iyp. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 55.87 km (35 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/01/17 / 2017-01-28 12:21:16 / January 28, 2017 @ 12:21 pm.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kimbe (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Kimbe (c. 18 800 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 39 km NNE of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea.
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