A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Lae in Papua New Guinea on Friday. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:46:16 / 12:46 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 14/05/20 / 2020-05-14 14:46:16 / May 14, 2020 @ 2:46 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 74.51 km (46 miles). Unique identifier: us70009fzx. Ids that are associated to the event: us70009fzx. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 146.9261° East, -6.3104° South, depth 74.51 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lae (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 46 km (29 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop).
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 fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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