A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Lae in Papua New Guinea. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 11/02/18 / 2018-02-11 14:41:14 / February 11, 2018 @ 2:41 pm. The temblor was detected at 00:41:14 / 12:41 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 110.59 km (69 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us2000d5xm. Event ids that are associated: us2000d5xm. Exact location of event, depth 110.59 km, 146.5823° East, -6.5023° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kainantu, Bulolo, Lae. Epicenter of the event was 51 km (32 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Bulolo (c. 16 000 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Kainantu (c. 8 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every 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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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 50 km WNW of Lae, Papua New Guinea.
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