A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Lae in Papua New Guinea on Saturday. Exact time and date of earthquake 10/11/18 / 2018-11-10 13:21:26 / November 10, 2018 @ 1:21 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 88.22 km (55 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 147.3519° East, -6.8581° South, depth 88.22 km. Id of earthquake: us1000hqa4. Event ids that are associated: us1000hqa4. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:21:26 / 11:21 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 43 km (27 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Bulolo (c. 16 000 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Wau (c. 14 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Wau, Bulolo, Lae (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 43 km ESE of Lae, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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