A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 120 km NNE of Alotau, Papua New Guinea (75 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 22:32:05 / 10:32 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 150.691° East, latitude -9.2772° South, depth = 13.86 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 13.86 km (9 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/09/19 / 2019-09-28 12:32:05 / September 28, 2019 @ 12:32 pm. Id of earthquake: us70005s3i. Event ids that are associated: us70005s3i.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 120 km NNE of Alotau, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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