A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Lae in Papua New Guinea. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/10/18 / 2018-10-24 21:07:43 / October 24, 2018 @ 9:07 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 07:07:43 / 7:07 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 128.27 km (80 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us1000hj3t. Event ids that are associated: us1000hj3t. Exact location, longitude 146.633° East, latitude -6.7774° South, depth = 128.27 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Wau, Bulolo, Lae (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Bulolo (c. 16 000 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Wau (c. 14 600 pop).
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 three and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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