A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 115 kilometers (71 miles) from Lake Murray 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, 142.3869° East, -6.378° South. The temblor was detected at 15:16:10 / 3:16 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 02/11/19 / 2019-11-02 05:16:10 / November 2, 2019 @ 5:16 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us7000628t. Event ids that are associated: us7000628t.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Event epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tari (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 115 km ENE of Lake Murray, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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