A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Lae in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/01/16 / 2016-01-05 19:48:07 / January 5, 2016 @ 7:48 pm. The temblor was picked up at 05:48:07 / 5:48 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 89.53 km (56 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us10004bl1. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004bl1. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 147.1328 East, latitude -6.447 South, depth = 89.53 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bulolo, Lae (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 35 km (22 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Bulolo (c. 16 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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