A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Lae in Papua New Guinea. The temblor was detected at 02:06:35 / 2:06 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/07/20 / 2020-07-27 02:06:35 / July 27, 2020 @ 2:06 am. Exact location of event, depth 76.37 km, 146.7739° East, -6.0849° South. Event id: us6000b6ve. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000b6ve. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 76.37 km (47 miles).
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). The epicenter was 75 km (46 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 74 km NNW of Lae, Papua New Guinea.
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