A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 138 km SW of Kavieng, Papua New Guinea (86 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 150.0867° East, -3.6027° South. Unique identifier: us70006x32. Ids that are associated to the event: us70006x32. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:02:31 / 3:02 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/12/19 / 2019-12-23 05:02:31 / December 23, 2019 @ 5:02 am.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourteen 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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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 138 km SW of Kavieng, Papua New Guinea.
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