A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Finschhafen in Papua New Guinea. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 46.59 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 46.59 km, 147.466° East, -6.1927° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 02:24:30 / 2:24 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/03/20 / 2020-03-23 16:24:30 / March 23, 2020 @ 4:24 pm. Event id: us70008ekn. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008ekn.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lae. Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). The epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 three and in the last 365 days sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 63 km NW of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea.
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