A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Lae in Papua New Guinea. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 74.87 km (47 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 18/12/19 / 2019-12-18 17:02:23 / December 18, 2019 @ 5:02 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us60006t9d. Unique identifier: us60006t9d. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 147.149° East, latitude -6.0044° South, depth = 74.87 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:02:23 / 3:02 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lae. Event epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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