A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 90 kilometers (56 miles) from Lae in Papua New Guinea. The epicenter was at a depth of 116.48 km (72 miles). The temblor was picked up at 03:13:39 / 3:13 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000h2st. Unique identifier: us1000h2st. Global time and date of event 19/09/18 / 2018-09-19 17:13:39 / September 19, 2018 @ 5:13 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 147.0633° East, -5.9054° South, depth 116.48 km.
Event epicenter was 91 km (57 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lae (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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