A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Kainantu in Papua New Guinea. The temblor was picked up at 08:19:56 / 8:19 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 111.97 km, 146.4079° East, -6.292° South. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 111.97 km (70 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 16/03/17 / 2017-03-16 22:19:56 / March 16, 2017 @ 10:19 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us20008slm. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008slm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lae, Kainantu. Epicenter of the event was 80 km (50 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Kainantu (c. 8 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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: 60 km E of Kainantu, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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