A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Finschhafen in Papua New Guinea. The temblor was reported at 06:09:55 / 6:09 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/12/18 / 2018-12-03 20:09:55 / December 3, 2018 @ 8:09 pm. Event id: us1000i1cj. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000i1cj. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 55.6 km (35 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 147.4225 East, latitude -6.419 South, depth = 55.6 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lae.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 53 km WNW of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea.
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