A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Kimbe in Papua New Guinea on Wednesday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008wvc. Id of event: us70008wvc. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 48.81 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 20:02:57 / 8:02 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 150.4953 East, latitude -5.0366 South, depth = 48.81 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/04/20 / 2020-04-08 10:02:57 / April 8, 2020 @ 10:02 am.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kimbe (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Kimbe (c. 18 800 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 thirty-two 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.
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