A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Kavieng in Papua New Guinea. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/12/19 / 2019-12-21 11:16:00 / December 21, 2019 @ 11:16 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:16:00 / 9:16 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 150.2689 East, latitude -3.0573 South, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: us70006pek. Ids that are associated to the event: us70006pek.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kavieng. Epicenter of the earthquake was 79 km (49 miles) from Kavieng (c. 14 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days ten 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. 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: 79 km SW of Kavieng, Papua New Guinea.
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