A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 217 km WSW of Kavieng, Papua New Guinea (135 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 148.9604° East, latitude -3.2482° South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/10/19 / 2019-10-31 08:17:55 / October 31, 2019 @ 8:17 am. The temblor was reported at 18:17:55 / 6:17 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us60006989. Unique identifier: us60006989.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 217 km WSW of Kavieng, Papua New Guinea.
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