A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Bulolo in Papua New Guinea. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:30:35 / 7:30 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/02/20 / 2020-02-23 09:30:35 / February 23, 2020 @ 9:30 am. Event id: us70007v4d. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007v4d. Exact location of event, longitude 146.9055 East, latitude -7.1244 South, depth = 76.85 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 76.85 km (48 miles).
Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 46 km (28 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Bulolo (c. 16 000 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Wau (c. 14 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lae, Wau, Bulolo (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 29 km ENE of Bulolo, Papua New Guinea.
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