A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Vanimo in Papua New Guinea. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 15/05/20 / 2020-05-15 03:57:24 / May 15, 2020 @ 3:57 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us70009n5v. Event ids that are associated: us70009n5v. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:57:24 / 1:57 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 141.5834 East, latitude -2.8491 South, depth = 10 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aitape, Vanimo, Vanimo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 37 km (23 miles) from Vanimo (c. 11 200 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Vanimo (c. 9 800 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Aitape (c. 5 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seven 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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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 36 km ESE of Vanimo, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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