A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 160 km ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea (99 miles) on Tuesday. The temblor was reported at 20:09:52 / 8:09 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 21/04/20 / 2020-04-21 10:09:52 / April 21, 2020 @ 10:09 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us60009dbl. Event ids that are associated: us60009dbl. The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 35 km, 151.4764° East, -6.1295° South.
In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every 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.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 160 km ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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