A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Wabag in Papua New Guinea. The epicenter was at a depth of 94.92 km (59 miles). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:12:35 / 7:12 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000hd2i. Id of event: us1000hd2i. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 144.2114 East, latitude -5.013 South, depth = 94.92 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/10/18 / 2018-10-16 21:12:35 / October 16, 2018 @ 9:12 pm.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mount Hagen, Wabag. Epicenter of the earthquake was 94 km (58 miles) from Mount Hagen (c. 33 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Wabag (c. 4 000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 two and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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: 76 km NE of Wabag, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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