A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 87 kilometers (54 miles) from Madang in Papua New Guinea on Friday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/01/17 / 2017-01-26 18:56:00 / January 26, 2017 @ 6:56 pm. Exact location of event, depth 103.73 km, 146.5822° East, -5.3029° South. The temblor was picked up at 04:56:00 / 4:56 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008iql. Id of event: us20008iql. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 103.73 km (64 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the event was 87 km (54 miles) from Madang (c. 27 400 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Madang.
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 87 km E of Madang, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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