A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 86 kilometers (53 miles) from Kimbe in Papua New Guinea on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 02:58:19 / 2:58 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/07/19 / 2019-07-15 16:58:19 / July 15, 2019 @ 4:58 pm. Exact location of event, depth 47.19 km, 150.9218° East, -5.5864° South. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 47.19 km (29 miles). Event id: us60004uuj. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60004uuj.
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. Earthquake epicenter was 86 km (54 miles) from Kimbe (c. 18 800 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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: 86 km E of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea.
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