A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Lae in Papua New Guinea. Id of earthquake: us6000b3s0. Event ids that are associated: us6000b3s0. The epicenter was at a depth of 74.93 km (47 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/07/20 / 2020-07-24 22:23:54 / July 24, 2020 @ 10:23 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 146.9771° East, -6.0529° South, depth 74.93 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 22:23:54 / 10:23 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). 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).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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