A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 86 kilometers (53 miles) from Lae in Papua New Guinea. Exact location of event, depth 87.21 km, 147.0002° East, -5.9409° South. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/07/20 / 2020-07-01 19:46:31 / July 1, 2020 @ 7:46 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us7000ag47. Event ids that are associated: us7000ag47. The epicenter was at a depth of 87.21 km (54 miles). The temblor was picked up at 19:46:31 / 7:46 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lae. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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