A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 132 km SW of Kavieng, Papua New Guinea (82 miles) on Friday. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us70006wzl. Unique identifier: us70006wzl. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:10:44 / 9:10 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/12/19 / 2019-12-20 11:10:44 / December 20, 2019 @ 11:10 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 150.0602° East, -3.5122° South.
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 four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 132 km SW of Kavieng, Papua New Guinea.
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