A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 111 kilometers (69 miles) from Kiunga in Papua New Guinea. Unique identifier: us2000hjuy. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000hjuy. The temblor was picked up at 04:29:48 / 4:29 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 53.65 km, 142.1116° East, -5.5346° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 25/09/18 / 2018-09-25 18:29:48 / September 25, 2018 @ 6:29 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 53.65 km (33 miles).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tari. Epicenter of the event was 100 km (62 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-six 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. 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: 111 km NE of Kiunga, Papua New Guinea.
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