A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Angoram in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:46:58 / 2:46 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 67.87 km (42 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/05/20 / 2020-05-15 04:46:58 / May 15, 2020 @ 4:46 am. Exact location, longitude 144.0389° East, latitude -3.9068° South, depth = 67.87 km. Id of earthquake: us70009gg8. Event ids that are associated: us70009gg8.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Wewak (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 60 km (37 miles) from Wewak (c. 18 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 17 km N of Angoram, Papua New Guinea.
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