A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 86 kilometers (53 miles) from Lae in Papua New Guinea. Event id: us60006t84. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60006t84. Global time and date of event 09/12/19 / 2019-12-09 17:27:28 / December 9, 2019 @ 5:27 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 03:27:28 / 3:27 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 50.5 km (31 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 50.5 km, 146.7281° East, -5.9819° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 87 km (54 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lae.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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