A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Wau in Papua New Guinea on Wednesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 129.74 km (81 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 129.74 km, 146.9384° East, -7.4994° South. The temblor was detected at 19:03:33 / 7:03 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000ghal. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000ghal. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 25/07/18 / 2018-07-25 09:03:33 / July 25, 2018 @ 9:03 am UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Bulolo (c. 16 000 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Wau (c. 14 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lae, Bulolo, Wau.
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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 30 km SE of Wau, Papua New Guinea.
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