A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Lae in Papua New Guinea. The epicenter was at a depth of 74.91 km (47 miles). Exact location of event, depth 74.91 km, 146.6218° East, -6.1102° South. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/06/20 / 2020-06-16 23:56:15 / June 16, 2020 @ 11:56 pm. Unique identifier: us6000ah7q. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000ah7q. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:56:15 / 11:56 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kainantu, Lae. Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Kainantu (c. 8 500 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 78 km NNW of Lae, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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