A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 108 kilometers (67 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea. Unique identifier: us70006q52. Ids that are associated to the event: us70006q52. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 142.6801° East, -6.3301° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 22:39:56 / 10:39 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/12/19 / 2019-12-23 12:39:56 / December 23, 2019 @ 12:39 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tari. Epicenter of the event was 55 km (34 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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