A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Lae in Papua New Guinea on Tuesday. Exact location of event, longitude 146.62 East, latitude -6.1756 South, depth = 66.82 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/04/19 / 2019-04-30 01:23:03 / April 30, 2019 @ 1:23 am. Unique identifier: us70003ee2. Ids that are associated to the event: us70003ee2. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 66.82 km (42 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 11:23:03 / 11:23 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kainantu, Lae (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 73 km (45 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Kainantu (c. 8 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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