A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Lae in Papua New Guinea. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 121.25 km (75 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000cqrg. Unique identifier: us7000cqrg. Exact location of earthquake, 146.5218° East, -6.5288° South, depth 121.25 km. The temblor was detected at 10:18:36 / 10:18 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 13/12/20 / 2020-12-13 10:18:36 / December 13, 2020 @ 10:18 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Wau, Kainantu, Bulolo. Epicenter of the event was 55 km (34 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Bulolo (c. 16 000 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Wau (c. 14 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Kainantu (c. 8 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days thirty-nine 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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