A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 87 kilometers (54 miles) from Porgera in Papua New Guinea. Exact location of earthquake, 142.4403° East, -5.6866° South, depth 10 km. The temblor was reported at 06:06:36 / 6:06 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us70005r58. Unique identifier: us70005r58. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 05/10/19 / 2019-10-05 20:06:36 / October 5, 2019 @ 8:06 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tari (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 sixteen 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.
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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. 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: 87 km WSW of Porgera, Papua New Guinea.
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