A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 108 km ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea (67 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 151.0819° East, -5.8357° South, depth 24.98 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:38:06 / 6:38 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 20/05/16 / 2016-05-20 20:38:06 / May 20, 2016 @ 8:38 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24.98 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005y4v. Id of event: us20005y4v.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eighty-one 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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: 108 km ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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