A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 165 km ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea (103 miles). Id of earthquake: us100048uz. Event ids that are associated: us100048uz. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/12/15 / 2015-12-19 12:52:50 / December 19, 2015 @ 12:52 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 25.17 km (16 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 22:52:50 / 10:52 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 151.5538° East, latitude -6.0314° South, depth = 25.17 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 165 km ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea.
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