A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 106 km ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea (66 miles) on Thursday. Id of earthquake: us70009mbl. Event ids that are associated: us70009mbl. Exact location, longitude 150.9792° East, latitude -6.0197° South, depth = 42.29 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/05/20 / 2020-05-21 07:31:18 / May 21, 2020 @ 7:31 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 42.29 km (26 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 17:31:18 / 5:31 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each 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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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 106 km ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea.
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