A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 103 km N of Lae, Papua New Guinea (64 miles) on Thursday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/02/19 / 2019-02-14 07:54:56 / February 14, 2019 @ 7:54 am. Event id: us2000jhtb. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000jhtb. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 146.9773 East, latitude -5.7821 South, depth = 126.21 km. The temblor was reported at 17:54:56 / 5:54 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 126.21 km (78 miles) below the earth’s surface.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 103 km N of Lae, Papua New Guinea.
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