A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 156 km NW of Kavieng, Papua New Guinea (97 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us70006tsb. Unique identifier: us70006tsb. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/12/19 / 2019-12-16 06:39:32 / December 16, 2019 @ 6:39 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 149.8752 East, latitude -1.51 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 16:39:32 / 4:39 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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 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: 156 km NW of Kavieng, Papua New Guinea.
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