A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 87 kilometers (54 miles) from Kiunga in Papua New Guinea. Unique identifier: us1000e8y0. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000e8y0. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 19:45:43 / 7:45 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 141.9808° East, -5.7441° South, depth 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/05/18 / 2018-05-20 09:45:43 / May 20, 2018 @ 9:45 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 87 km (54 miles) from Kiunga (c. 11 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kiunga.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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: 87 km ENE of Kiunga, Papua New Guinea.
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