A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Kimbe in Papua New Guinea. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 133.02 km (83 miles). Exact location of event, depth 133.02 km, 150.2827° East, -5.6485° South. Global time and date of event 14/12/19 / 2019-12-14 06:45:03 / December 14, 2019 @ 6:45 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us60006rfd. Ids that are associated to the event: us60006rfd. The temblor was detected at 16:45:03 / 4:45 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kimbe (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 19 km (12 miles) from Kimbe (c. 18 800 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 18 km SE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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