A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Lae in Papua New Guinea. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/09/19 / 2019-09-28 20:01:29 / September 28, 2019 @ 8:01 pm. The temblor was picked up at 06:01:29 / 6:01 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 102.78 km (64 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us70005n7n. Unique identifier: us70005n7n. Exact location of event, depth 102.78 km, 146.952° East, -6.4435° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Wau, Bulolo, Lae (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). The epicenter was 31 km (19 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Bulolo (c. 16 000 pop), 102 km (64 miles) from Wau (c. 14 600 pop).
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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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