A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Madang in Papua New Guinea on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 80.99 km (50 miles). Event id: us20008tyu. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008tyu. Exact location of earthquake, 145.6987° East, -5.2268° South, depth 80.99 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/03/17 / 2017-03-23 05:44:00 / March 23, 2017 @ 5:44 am. The temblor was reported at 15:44:00 / 3:44 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event 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 thirteen 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. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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