A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 84 kilometers (52 miles) from Kimbe in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 35 km, 150.422° East, -6.2618° South. Unique identifier: us70005wv5. Ids that are associated to the event: us70005wv5. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 13/10/19 / 2019-10-13 03:49:08 / October 13, 2019 @ 3:49 am. The temblor was detected at 13:49:08 / 1:49 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Kimbe (c. 18 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns 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-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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