A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 83 kilometers (52 miles) from Kimbe in Papua New Guinea. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70005slc. Id of event: us70005slc. The temblor was reported at 23:59:47 / 11:59 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 30/09/19 / 2019-09-30 13:59:47 / September 30, 2019 @ 1:59 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 68.72 km, 150.7657° East, -5.123° South. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 68.72 km (43 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 84 km (52 miles) from Kimbe (c. 18 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kimbe (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fifty-three 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. 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: 83 km NE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea.
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