A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Aitape in Papua New Guinea. The temblor was reported at 23:47:03 / 11:47 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 142.2946 East, latitude -3.6511 South, depth = 43.33 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 30/09/19 / 2019-09-30 13:47:03 / September 30, 2019 @ 1:47 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us70005sla. Event ids that are associated: us70005sla. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 43.33 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aitape. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from Aitape (c. 5 500 pop).
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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 57 km S of Aitape, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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