A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Finschhafen in Papua New Guinea. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 147.4686 East, latitude -6.303 South, depth = 88.76 km. 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 88.76 km (55 miles). Event id: us6000b8sa. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000b8sa. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/07/20 / 2020-07-28 16:57:49 / July 28, 2020 @ 4:57 pm. The temblor was detected at 16:57:49 / 4:57 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lae. The epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 50 km NW of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea.
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