A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Kainantu in Papua New Guinea on Saturday. Exact location, longitude 146.5825° East, latitude -6.071° South, depth = 46.79 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 30/09/17 / 2017-09-30 05:19:19 / September 30, 2017 @ 5:19 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 46.79 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 15:19:19 / 3:19 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000ax39. Unique identifier: us2000ax39.
Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 85 km (53 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Kainantu (c. 8 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lae, Kainantu (min 5000 pop).
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 one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 82 km ENE of Kainantu, Papua New Guinea.
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