A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Lae in Papua New Guinea. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:44:03 / 9:44 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60003svg. Id of event: us60003svg. The epicenter was at a depth of 93.29 km (58 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 147.0184° East, -6.0684° South, depth 93.29 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 27/05/19 / 2019-05-27 23:44:03 / May 27, 2019 @ 11:44 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lae. Earthquake epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 72 km N of Lae, Papua New Guinea.
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