A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Finschhafen in Papua New Guinea. 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: us100088kk. Unique identifier: us100088kk. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 58.51 km (36 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 13/03/17 / 2017-03-13 00:48:28 / March 13, 2017 @ 12:48 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 10:48:28 / 10:48 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 147.5333° East, latitude -6.2865° South, depth = 58.51 km.
The epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lae. 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 one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 50 km NW of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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