A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 102 km NE of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea (63 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 66.1 km (41 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006178. Id of event: us70006178. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:26:10 / 2:26 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/10/19 / 2019-10-21 16:26:10 / October 21, 2019 @ 4:26 pm. Exact location of event, depth 66.1 km, 148.5465° East, -5.966° South.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 102 km NE of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea.
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