A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Lae in Papua New Guinea on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, 146.9973° East, -6.6133° South, depth 35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 12/07/19 / 2019-07-12 23:15:45 / July 12, 2019 @ 11:15 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:15:45 / 9:15 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70004jdd. Id of event: us70004jdd. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Wau, Bulolo, Lae (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 12 km (8 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Bulolo (c. 16 000 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Wau (c. 14 600 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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