A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Madang in Papua New Guinea. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:44:08 / 9:44 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 133.48 km (83 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 146.1521° East, -5.3552° South, depth 133.48 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a936. Id of event: us2000a936. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 13/08/17 / 2017-08-13 23:44:08 / August 13, 2017 @ 11:44 pm.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Madang (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 42 km (26 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 four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 41 km ESE of Madang, Papua New Guinea.
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