A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Lae in Papua New Guinea. Event id: us2000amga. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000amga. Exact time and date of earthquake 14/09/17 / 2017-09-14 15:52:23 / September 14, 2017 @ 3:52 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 61.99 km (39 miles). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:52:23 / 1:52 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 147.1067° East, -6.0024° South, depth 61.99 km.
Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lae (min 5000 pop).
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 sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 80 km N of Lae, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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