A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Lae in Papua New Guinea. Exact location of event, longitude 147.1654 East, latitude -7.1654 South, depth = 76.34 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:21:25 / 2:21 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 76.34 km (47 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/07/18 / 2018-07-06 04:21:25 / July 6, 2018 @ 4:21 am. Event id: us2000fy0n. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000fy0n.
Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). The epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Bulolo (c. 16 000 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Wau (c. 14 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bulolo, Lae, Wau (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 52 km SSE of Lae, Papua New Guinea.
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