A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Kandrian in Papua New Guinea. Exact location of event, longitude 149.6819 East, latitude -6.1213 South, depth = 61.44 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/04/19 / 2019-04-24 02:04:05 / April 24, 2019 @ 2:04 am. Event id: us70003b4p. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70003b4p. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:04:05 / 12:04 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 61.44 km (38 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kimbe (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 81 km (51 miles) from Kimbe (c. 18 800 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 18 km NE of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea.
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