A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 104 kilometers (65 miles) from Kiunga in Papua New Guinea on Saturday. The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:07:40 / 8:07 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 142.2343 East, latitude -6.1818 South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: us1000dslx. Event ids that are associated: us1000dslx. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/04/18 / 2018-04-21 10:07:40 / April 21, 2018 @ 10:07 am.
Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 83 km (52 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tari (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days thirty-two and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-eight 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 104 km E of Kiunga, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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