A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Finschhafen in Papua New Guinea. Unique identifier: us70009krb. Ids that are associated to the event: us70009krb. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:04:13 / 10:04 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/05/20 / 2020-05-19 12:04:13 / May 19, 2020 @ 12:04 pm. Exact location, longitude 147.5757° East, latitude -6.1436° South, depth = 58.35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 58.35 km (36 miles).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lae. Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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