A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Kimbe 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: us10008ja6. Unique identifier: us10008ja6. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/04/17 / 2017-04-13 20:04:46 / April 13, 2017 @ 8:04 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 150.7862° East, -5.5332° South, depth 91.37 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 91.37 km (57 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:04:46 / 6:04 am (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kimbe (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Kimbe (c. 18 800 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 71 km E of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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