A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Kandrian in Papua New Guinea on Thursday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000cnvx. Id of event: us2000cnvx. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:22:12 / 3:22 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 36.64 km, 149.882° East, -6.2508° South. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 36.64 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/01/18 / 2018-01-10 17:22:12 / January 10, 2018 @ 5:22 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kimbe (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 83 km (52 miles) from Kimbe (c. 18 800 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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