A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 204 km ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea (127 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was detected at 01:23:21 / 1:23 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 151.6941 East, latitude -6.5533 South, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 21/05/20 / 2020-05-21 15:23:21 / May 21, 2020 @ 3:23 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us70009mij. Event ids that are associated: us70009mij. 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 two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 204 km ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea.
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