A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Namatanai in Papua New Guinea. Unique identifier: us60003rb2. Ids that are associated to the event: us60003rb2. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/05/19 / 2019-05-16 06:39:46 / May 16, 2019 @ 6:39 am. The temblor was detected at 16:39:46 / 4:39 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 152.0763 East, latitude -3.7799 South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 67 km (42 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kokopo, Rabaul. Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days thirty-five, in the past 30 days thirty-six and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 41 km WSW of Namatanai, Papua New Guinea.
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