A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Lae in Papua New Guinea. The temblor was reported at 19:51:09 / 7:51 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 91.11 km (57 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 91.11 km, 147.1365° East, -6.7868° South. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000352y. Unique identifier: us7000352y. Exact time and date of earthquake 06/04/19 / 2019-04-06 09:51:09 / April 6, 2019 @ 9:51 am UTC/GMT.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). The epicenter was 18 km (11 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Bulolo (c. 16 000 pop), 76 km (48 miles) from Wau (c. 14 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Wau, Bulolo, Lae (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-one 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 18 km ESE of Lae, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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