A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Madang in Papua New Guinea. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 145.4317 East, latitude -5.5057 South, depth = 79.91 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008kud. Id of event: us20008kud. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 19/02/17 / 2017-02-19 23:15:59 / February 19, 2017 @ 11:15 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 79.91 km (50 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:15:59 / 9:15 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kundiawa, Goroka, Madang (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 51 km (32 miles) from Madang (c. 27 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Goroka (c. 18 500 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Kundiawa (c. 9 400 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifteen 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 51 km SW of Madang, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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