A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Kainantu in Papua New Guinea. Exact location of earthquake, 146.1081° East, -5.9089° South, depth 97.2 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/10/17 / 2017-10-13 12:36:26 / October 13, 2017 @ 12:36 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 97.2 km (60 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us1000aukn. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000aukn. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:36:26 / 10:36 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Madang (c. 27 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Goroka (c. 18 500 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Kainantu (c. 8 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Madang, Goroka, Kainantu.
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 49 km NNE of Kainantu, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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