A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Lae in Papua New Guinea. The temblor was picked up at 12:17:51 / 12:17 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000isqs. Unique identifier: us2000isqs. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 146.9624 East, latitude -6.3731 South, depth = 41.99 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/12/18 / 2018-12-05 02:17:51 / December 5, 2018 @ 2:17 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 41.99 km (26 miles).
Epicenter of the event was 39 km (24 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lae (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 38 km N of Lae, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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