A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Lae in Papua New Guinea. The temblor was detected at 07:17:35 / 7:17 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 79.1 km (49 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000ah93. Id of event: us7000ah93. Exact location of event, depth 79.1 km, 146.9129° East, -6.0605° South. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/06/20 / 2020-06-27 07:17:35 / June 27, 2020 @ 7:17 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lae (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-nine 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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