A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 87 km NNW of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea (54 miles) on Wednesday. The temblor was detected at 21:30:21 / 9:30 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 113.05 km (70 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/09/19 / 2019-09-11 11:30:21 / September 11, 2019 @ 11:30 am. Exact location of event, depth 113.05 km, 147.5478° East, -5.8811° South. Id of earthquake: us70005eq0. Event ids that are associated: us70005eq0.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 87 km NNW of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea.
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