A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Kainantu in Papua New Guinea on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 93.91 km (58 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/11/17 / 2017-11-04 17:49:10 / November 4, 2017 @ 5:49 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 146.4121° East, -6.2234° South, depth 93.91 km. Unique identifier: us2000bii1. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000bii1. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:49:10 / 3:49 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Kainantu (c. 8 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lae, Kainantu.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 60 km E of Kainantu, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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