A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Lae in Papua New Guinea on Tuesday. The epicenter was at a depth of 68.23 km (42 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 147.3385 East, latitude -6.6563 South, depth = 68.23 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 13/03/18 / 2018-03-13 01:05:06 / March 13, 2018 @ 1:05 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d3m5. Id of event: us1000d3m5. The temblor was reported at 11:05:06 / 11:05 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 40 km (25 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop), 97 km (61 miles) from Bulolo (c. 16 000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Bulolo, Lae (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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