A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Lae in Papua New Guinea. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/02/20 / 2020-02-23 14:00:35 / February 23, 2020 @ 2:00 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us600085yb. Ids that are associated to the event: us600085yb. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 91.21 km (57 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 146.6625° East, -6.1319° South, depth 91.21 km. The temblor was reported at 00:00:35 / 12:00 am (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 75 km (46 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Kainantu (c. 8 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kainantu, Lae.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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