A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Angoram in Papua New Guinea. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 94.35 km (59 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 143.6745° East, -4.6135° South, depth 94.35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 21/12/18 / 2018-12-21 13:29:58 / December 21, 2018 @ 1:29 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 23:29:58 / 11:29 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000ivvb. Unique identifier: us2000ivvb.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 96 km (60 miles) from Wabag (c. 4 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Wabag. Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 two and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 74 km SW of Angoram, Papua New Guinea.
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