A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Bulolo in Papua New Guinea. The temblor was reported at 06:40:38 / 6:40 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us70005tre. Event ids that are associated: us70005tre. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/10/19 / 2019-10-12 20:40:38 / October 12, 2019 @ 8:40 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 146.5249 East, latitude -6.7804 South, depth = 10 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 51 km (32 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Bulolo (c. 16 000 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Wau (c. 14 600 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Kainantu (c. 8 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kainantu, Wau, Lae (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
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 two and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 48 km NNW of Bulolo, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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