A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Finschhafen in Papua New Guinea. Unique identifier: us6000d4dt. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000d4dt. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 147.6965° East, latitude -6.8738° South, depth = 68.44 km. The temblor was picked up at 19:36:05 / 7:36 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 68.44 km (43 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/12/20 / 2020-12-30 19:36:05 / December 30, 2020 @ 7:36 pm.
Earthquake epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lae. Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 38 km SSW of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea.
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