A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Aitape in Papua New Guinea on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us70009miv. Event ids that are associated: us70009miv. The temblor was picked up at 12:42:07 / 12:42 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 142.2016° East, -3.0586° South, depth 35 km. Global time and date of event 14/05/20 / 2020-05-14 02:42:07 / May 14, 2020 @ 2:42 am UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 21 km (13 miles) from Aitape (c. 5 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aitape (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 18 km WNW of Aitape, Papua New Guinea.
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