A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Lae in Papua New Guinea on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 79.05 km (49 miles). Event id: us70007vy0. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007vy0. The temblor was reported at 09:40:15 / 9:40 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 147.2493 East, latitude -6.0771 South, depth = 79.05 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 18/02/20 / 2020-02-18 23:40:15 / February 18, 2020 @ 11:40 pm UTC/GMT.
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. Earthquake epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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