A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 153 km N of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea (95 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us6000a0yp. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000a0yp. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 147.9209° East, -5.1695° South. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/05/20 / 2020-05-20 02:19:49 / May 20, 2020 @ 2:19 am. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:19:49 / 2:19 am (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 two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 153 km N of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea.
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