A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Lae in Papua New Guinea. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:06:21 / 9:06 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/05/20 / 2020-05-27 23:06:21 / May 27, 2020 @ 11:06 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 89.24 km (55 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000a0lf. Unique identifier: us6000a0lf. Exact location of event, depth 89.24 km, 147.1853° East, -6.1766° South.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lae (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 65 km (40 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 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 three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-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.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 64 km NNE of Lae, Papua New Guinea.
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