A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Finschhafen in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us600089ax. Ids that are associated to the event: us600089ax. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 68.38 km (42 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 25/02/20 / 2020-02-25 09:32:56 / February 25, 2020 @ 9:32 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 147.3971 East, latitude -6.0674 South, depth = 68.38 km. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:32:56 / 7:32 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lae (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 78 km NW of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea.
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