A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Kainantu in Papua New Guinea on Friday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/10/19 / 2019-10-17 18:33:09 / October 17, 2019 @ 6:33 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 104.57 km (65 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 104.57 km, 146.2323° East, -6.3583° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 04:33:09 / 4:33 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us6000628s. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000628s.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lae, Kainantu. Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 92 km (57 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Kainantu (c. 8 500 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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: 41 km E of Kainantu, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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