A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Madang in Papua New Guinea on Thursday. The temblor was detected at 10:01:31 / 10:01 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 90.83 km (56 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/07/17 / 2017-07-27 00:01:31 / July 27, 2017 @ 12:01 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 145.3538 East, latitude -5.1762 South, depth = 90.83 km. Unique identifier: us2000a1k7. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000a1k7.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Madang. Event epicenter was 49 km (31 miles) from Madang (c. 27 400 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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