A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Ialibu in Papua New Guinea on Sunday. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:17:09 / 9:17 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/07/19 / 2019-07-14 11:17:09 / July 14, 2019 @ 11:17 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us60004un6. Event ids that are associated: us60004un6. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 143.8347° East, -6.6656° South.
Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mendi, Ialibu (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 58 km (36 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Ialibu (c. 6 900 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 45 km SSW of Ialibu, Papua New Guinea.
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