A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Madang in Papua New Guinea. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/01/16 / 2016-01-03 11:15:20 / January 3, 2016 @ 11:15 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 79.9 km (50 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 145.8376 East, latitude -5.3151 South, depth = 79.9 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10004dz5. Unique identifier: us10004dz5. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:15:20 / 9:15 pm (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 11 km (7 miles) from Madang (c. 27 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Madang (min 5000 pop).
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 twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 10 km SSE of Madang, Papua New Guinea.
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