A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Kundiawa in Papua New Guinea. Exact location of event, longitude 145.0013 East, latitude -6.0418 South, depth = 105.83 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/02/19 / 2019-02-12 10:32:40 / February 12, 2019 @ 10:32 am. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:32:40 / 8:32 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 105.83 km (66 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000jgl0. Id of event: us2000jgl0. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Event epicenter was 88 km (54 miles) from Mount Hagen (c. 33 600 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Goroka (c. 18 500 pop), 5 km (3 miles) from Kundiawa (c. 9 400 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Kainantu (c. 8 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kainantu, Mount Hagen, Goroka.
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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 4 km SE of Kundiawa, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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