A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Kimbe in Papua New Guinea on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, 150.6902° East, -5.1889° South, depth 176.9 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 11/09/19 / 2019-09-11 19:19:53 / September 11, 2019 @ 7:19 pm. Unique identifier: us60005l0y. Ids that are associated to the event: us60005l0y. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:19:53 / 5:19 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 176.9 km (110 miles) below the earth’s surface.
The epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Kimbe (c. 18 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kimbe (min 5000 pop).
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 fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 72 km ENE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea.
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