A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Kandrian in Papua New Guinea on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 60.27 km (37 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/07/19 / 2019-07-15 13:45:13 / July 15, 2019 @ 1:45 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 149.5751 East, latitude -5.9349 South, depth = 60.27 km. The temblor was picked up at 23:45:13 / 11:45 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60004uuc. Id of event: us60004uuc.
The epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Kimbe (c. 18 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kimbe.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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