A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Finschhafen in Papua New Guinea on Thursday. Global time and date of event 31/10/19 / 2019-10-31 05:56:43 / October 31, 2019 @ 5:56 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 147.4584 East, latitude -6.35 South, depth = 71.31 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 71.31 km (44 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 15:56:43 / 3:56 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us700061gl. Ids that are associated to the event: us700061gl.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lae. Event epicenter was 67 km (41 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. Each 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 three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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