A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Kimbe in Papua New Guinea on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000705c. Id of event: us7000705c. The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/12/19 / 2019-12-30 00:20:56 / December 30, 2019 @ 12:20 am. The temblor was reported at 10:20:56 / 10:20 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 150.2277° East, -5.9933° South, depth 35 km.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kimbe (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Kimbe (c. 18 800 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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