A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 40 km N of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea (25 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 72.62 km (45 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:47:08 / 3:47 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/05/19 / 2019-05-18 17:47:08 / May 18, 2019 @ 5:47 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 147.9082° East, -6.2418° South, depth 72.62 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us60003rrq. Unique identifier: us60003rrq.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days sixty-five 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 40 km N of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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