A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Kainantu in Papua New Guinea. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 33.26 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/01/19 / 2019-01-07 00:13:22 / January 7, 2019 @ 12:13 am. Exact location of event, longitude 145.7436 East, latitude -6.8272 South, depth = 33.26 km. The temblor was detected at 10:13:22 / 10:13 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us2000j89v. Event ids that are associated: us2000j89v.
Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 92 km (57 miles) from Goroka (c. 18 500 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Kainantu (c. 8 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Goroka, Kainantu (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 61 km SSW of Kainantu, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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