A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 110 km ESE of Madang, Papua New Guinea (68 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 24/01/17 / 2017-01-24 13:03:01 / January 24, 2017 @ 1:03 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 23:03:01 / 11:03 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 146.7303° East, latitude -5.5765° South, depth = 72.42 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 72.42 km (45 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us20008ih2. Unique identifier: us20008ih2.
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourty-six 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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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 110 km ESE of Madang, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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