A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Lae in Papua New Guinea on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 146.5554 East, latitude -6.2197 South, depth = 99.13 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 07:30:38 / 7:30 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60006lrx. Id of event: us60006lrx. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 99.13 km (62 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/12/19 / 2019-12-03 21:30:38 / December 3, 2019 @ 9:30 pm.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kainantu, Lae (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 73 km (46 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Kainantu (c. 8 500 pop).
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-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.
Did you feel anything?
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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 73 km NW of Lae, Papua New Guinea.
Copyright © 2019 earthquakenewstoday.com All rights reserved.