A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Kandrian in Papua New Guinea on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 52.34 km (33 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 11/09/19 / 2019-09-11 20:14:41 / September 11, 2019 @ 8:14 pm. Exact location of event, depth 52.34 km, 149.9891° East, -6.2718° South. The temblor was detected at 06:14:41 / 6:14 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us60005l11. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60005l11.
Epicenter of the event was 82 km (51 miles) from Kimbe (c. 18 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kimbe (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 48 km E of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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