A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Kimbe in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 130.26 km (81 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000h9fw. Unique identifier: us2000h9fw. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/08/18 / 2018-08-29 01:46:58 / August 29, 2018 @ 1:46 am. The temblor was picked up at 11:46:58 / 11:46 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 150.5877 East, latitude -5.3235 South, depth = 130.26 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kimbe (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Kimbe (c. 18 800 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 55 km ENE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea.
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