A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Wabag in Papua New Guinea on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000859s. Unique identifier: us6000859s. Global time and date of event 22/02/20 / 2020-02-22 00:31:48 / February 22, 2020 @ 12:31 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 144.1469 East, latitude -5.0852 South, depth = 60.29 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 60.29 km (37 miles). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:31:48 / 10:31 am (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 86 km (54 miles) from Mount Hagen (c. 33 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Wabag (c. 4 000 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mount Hagen, Wabag.
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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 65 km NE of Wabag, Papua New Guinea.
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