A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea on Saturday. The temblor was detected at 13:51:23 / 1:51 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 155.1429° East, -6.5051° South, depth 47.76 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 47.76 km (30 miles). Global time and date of event 23/11/19 / 2019-11-23 02:51:23 / November 23, 2019 @ 2:51 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006eh2. Id of event: us70006eh2. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the event was 54 km (34 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arawa.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 43 km WSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.
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