A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 164 km SW of Kavieng, Papua New Guinea (102 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 149.8071° East, -3.6858° South, depth 10 km. Unique identifier: us70006p9t. Ids that are associated to the event: us70006p9t. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:35:15 / 8:35 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/12/19 / 2019-12-20 22:35:15 / December 20, 2019 @ 10:35 pm.
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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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: 164 km SW of Kavieng, Papua New Guinea.
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