A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 50 km NNW of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea (31 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:22:07 / 9:22 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us60007k70. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007k70. The epicenter was at a depth of 39.81 km (25 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 19/01/20 / 2020-01-19 11:22:07 / January 19, 2020 @ 11:22 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 147.7253 East, latitude -6.1648 South, depth = 39.81 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 50 km NNW of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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