A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) strikes 182 km N of Madang, Papua New Guinea (113 miles) on Saturday. The temblor was picked up at 08:47:58 / 8:47 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000cq5t. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000cq5t. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/01/18 / 2018-01-26 22:47:58 / January 26, 2018 @ 10:47 pm. Exact location, longitude 145.8034° East, latitude -3.5757° South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has been issued near Madang in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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 seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 182 km N of Madang, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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