A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 132 km SSW of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea (82 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:38:29 / 10:38 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/03/19 / 2019-03-12 12:38:29 / March 12, 2019 @ 12:38 pm. Exact location, longitude 146.7428° East, latitude -3.1004° South, depth = 10 km. Event id: us1000je3d. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000je3d. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
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 five and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. 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: 132 km SSW of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea.
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