A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 89 kilometers (55 miles) from Rabaul in Papua New Guinea. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 455.37 km (283 miles). Exact location, longitude 151.5183° East, latitude -3.7166° South, depth = 455.37 km. Global time and date of event 08/06/19 / 2019-06-08 06:06:32 / June 8, 2019 @ 6:06 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us600040pl. Unique identifier: us600040pl. The temblor was picked up at 16:06:32 / 4:06 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 90 km (56 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rabaul (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 89 km NW of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea.
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