A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 84 kilometers (52 miles) from Madang in Papua New Guinea on Wednesday. The temblor was picked up at 21:14:40 / 9:14 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 145.9978 East, latitude -4.4865 South, depth = 89.46 km. Event id: us2000a36t. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a36t. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 89.46 km (56 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/07/17 / 2017-07-26 11:14:40 / July 26, 2017 @ 11:14 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Madang (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Madang (c. 27 400 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 84 km NNE of Madang, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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