A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Kainantu in Papua New Guinea. Exact time and date of earthquake 27/12/18 / 2018-12-27 08:13:42 / December 27, 2018 @ 8:13 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 44.18 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 146.1167° East, -6.066° South, depth 44.18 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:13:42 / 6:13 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000iy06. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000iy06.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Goroka, Kainantu. Epicenter of the event was 81 km (50 miles) from Goroka (c. 18 500 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Kainantu (c. 8 500 pop).
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 thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 37 km NE of Kainantu, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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