A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Lae in Papua New Guinea. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 85.91 km (53 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/12/20 / 2020-12-01 06:16:09 / December 1, 2020 @ 6:16 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 85.91 km, 147.2117° East, -6.3594° South. The temblor was reported at 06:16:09 / 6:16 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us7000cn0y. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cn0y.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 47 km (30 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lae (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 46 km NNE of Lae, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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