A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Lae in Papua New Guinea on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/02/18 / 2018-02-08 09:00:46 / February 8, 2018 @ 9:00 am. Unique identifier: us2000cyr2. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000cyr2. The temblor was reported at 19:00:46 / 7:00 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 59.42 km (37 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 147.4021 East, latitude -6.9855 South, depth = 59.42 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Bulolo (c. 16 000 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Wau (c. 14 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bulolo, Wau, Lae (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 54 km ESE of Lae, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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