A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes New Britain region, Papua New Guinea kilometers (0 miles) from New Britain region, Papua New Guinea on Monday. The temblor was reported at 06:32:04 / 6:32 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 62.74 km (39 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 12/10/20 / 2020-10-12 06:32:04 / October 12, 2020 @ 6:32 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 150.395° East, latitude -5.9657° South, depth = 62.74 km. Unique identifier: us6000c7qb. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000c7qb. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Event epicenter was 54 km (34 miles) from Kimbe (c. 18 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kimbe (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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