A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 112 km ESE of Madang, Papua New Guinea (70 miles). Unique identifier: us70006xna. Ids that are associated to the event: us70006xna. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/12/19 / 2019-12-27 08:23:37 / December 27, 2019 @ 8:23 am. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:23:37 / 6:23 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 146.7725° East, -5.497° South, depth 216.43 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 216.43 km (134 miles).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.
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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: 112 km ESE of Madang, Papua New Guinea.
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