A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Kavieng in Papua New Guinea. The temblor was detected at 05:50:00 / 5:50 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 150.5408 East, latitude -2.9059 South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/05/19 / 2019-05-20 19:50:00 / May 20, 2019 @ 7:50 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us60003t5w. Unique identifier: us60003t5w. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kavieng (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 47 km (29 miles) from Kavieng (c. 14 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 46 km SW of Kavieng, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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