A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Madang in Papua New Guinea. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 80.67 km (50 miles). The temblor was detected at 08:46:58 / 8:46 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us20005e6v. Unique identifier: us20005e6v. Exact location of event, longitude 145.6641 East, latitude -5.3583 South, depth = 80.67 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 02/04/16 / 2016-04-02 22:46:58 / April 2, 2016 @ 10:46 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the event was 21 km (13 miles) from Madang (c. 27 400 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Goroka (c. 18 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Goroka, Madang (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 20 km SW of Madang, Papua New Guinea.
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