A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Namatanai in Papua New Guinea. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 270.84 km (168 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 12:06:25 / 12:06 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us600044ae. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us600044ae. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/06/19 / 2019-06-16 02:06:25 / June 16, 2019 @ 2:06 am. Exact location, longitude 152.2351° East, latitude -3.6954° South, depth = 270.84 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Event epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kokopo, Rabaul (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-two 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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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 22 km W of Namatanai, Papua New Guinea.
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