A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Kimbe in Papua New Guinea on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 150.0019 East, latitude -5.5555 South, depth = 158.07 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us20008hem. Unique identifier: us20008hem. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/01/17 / 2017-01-20 16:03:50 / January 20, 2017 @ 4:03 pm. The temblor was picked up at 02:03:50 / 2:03 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 158.07 km (98 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kimbe (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 16 km (10 miles) from Kimbe (c. 18 800 pop). Nearby 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 three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 15 km W of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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