A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 122 km E of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea (76 miles) on Saturday. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:46:43 / 11:46 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 29/02/20 / 2020-02-29 13:46:43 / February 29, 2020 @ 1:46 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 151.2522° East, -5.5576° South, depth 73.99 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 73.99 km (46 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us600086xp. Unique identifier: us600086xp.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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: 122 km E of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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