A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 113 km SSE of Kavieng, Papua New Guinea (70 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 403.25 km (251 miles). Unique identifier: us70006ts7. Ids that are associated to the event: us70006ts7. Exact location of event, depth 403.25 km, 151.0199° East, -3.5769° South. Global time and date of event 16/12/19 / 2019-12-16 04:29:07 / December 16, 2019 @ 4:29 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 14:29:07 / 2:29 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 113 km SSE of Kavieng, Papua New Guinea.
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