A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Finschhafen in Papua New Guinea on Tuesday. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:29:36 / 10:29 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 147.7016 East, latitude -6.2899 South, depth = 73.98 km. Global time and date of event 07/07/20 / 2020-07-07 22:29:36 / July 7, 2020 @ 10:29 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000anee. Unique identifier: us7000anee. 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 73.98 km (46 miles).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lae.
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 one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 33 km NNW of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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