A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Bulolo in Papua New Guinea on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us70009mjf. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009mjf. Exact location, longitude 146.1386° East, latitude -7.2314° South, depth = 171.91 km. The temblor was picked up at 03:35:24 / 3:35 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 171.91 km (107 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/05/20 / 2020-05-14 17:35:24 / May 14, 2020 @ 5:35 pm.
Epicenter of the event was 56 km (35 miles) from Bulolo (c. 16 000 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Wau (c. 14 600 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Kerema (c. 5 600 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kerema, Wau, Bulolo (min 5000 pop).
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 one and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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