A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 93 kilometers (58 miles) from Lae in Papua New Guinea. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 83.01 km (52 miles). The temblor was detected at 20:13:09 / 8:13 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/07/20 / 2020-07-29 20:13:09 / July 29, 2020 @ 8:13 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000b98j. Id of event: us6000b98j. Exact location of event, depth 83.01 km, 147.2592° East, -5.9234° South.
Earthquake epicenter was 94 km (58 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lae.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days seventy-four 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. 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: 93 km NNE of Lae, Papua New Guinea.
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