A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 103 kilometers (64 miles) from Porgera in Papua New Guinea. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:41:49 / 10:41 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us70003wtq. Ids that are associated to the event: us70003wtq. Exact time and date of earthquake 01/06/19 / 2019-06-01 12:41:49 / June 1, 2019 @ 12:41 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 142.3819° East, -5.9162° South. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tari (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-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. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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: 103 km WSW of Porgera, Papua New Guinea.
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