A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Lae in Papua New Guinea. Exact location of event, longitude 147.0052 East, latitude -5.9806 South, depth = 107.97 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:09:46 / 8:09 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 107.97 km (67 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/08/16 / 2016-08-25 22:09:46 / August 25, 2016 @ 10:09 pm. Event id: us20006vch. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20006vch.
Epicenter of the event was 82 km (51 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lae (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 82 km N of Lae, Papua New Guinea.
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