A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Wau in Papua New Guinea. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/11/19 / 2019-11-24 23:32:24 / November 24, 2019 @ 11:32 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006ck9. Id of event: us70006ck9. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 92.86 km (58 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 146.5852° East, -7.4223° South, depth 92.86 km. The temblor was detected at 09:32:24 / 9:32 am (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 89 km (56 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Bulolo (c. 16 000 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Wau (c. 14 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lae, Bulolo, Wau (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 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 one and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 17 km WSW of Wau, Papua New Guinea.
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