A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Lae in Papua New Guinea on Saturday. All ids that are associated to the event: us70008hpk. Unique identifier: us70008hpk. Exact time and date of earthquake 28/03/20 / 2020-03-28 04:27:59 / March 28, 2020 @ 4:27 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 86.84 km (54 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 146.9237 East, latitude -6.6257 South, depth = 86.84 km. The temblor was picked up at 14:27:59 / 2:27 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 13 km (8 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Bulolo (c. 16 000 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Wau (c. 14 600 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Wau, Bulolo, Lae (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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: 12 km NNW of Lae, Papua New Guinea.
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