A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Ambunti in Papua New Guinea. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/05/19 / 2019-05-13 03:20:28 / May 13, 2019 @ 3:20 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 130.03 km (81 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 142.2505° East, -4.0346° South, depth 130.03 km. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:20:28 / 1:20 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70003k6v. Id of event: us70003k6v.
Event epicenter was 99 km (61 miles) from Aitape (c. 5 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aitape (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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. 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: 69 km WNW of Ambunti, Papua New Guinea.
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