A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Finschhafen in Papua New Guinea on Wednesday. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:02:06 / 1:02 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us70003750. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70003750. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 75.91 km (47 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 time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/04/19 / 2019-04-16 15:02:06 / April 16, 2019 @ 3:02 pm. Exact location, longitude 147.5613° East, latitude -6.1381° South, depth = 75.91 km.
Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lae (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 91 km (57 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-seven 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.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 61 km NNW of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea.
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