A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Madang in Papua New Guinea. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/01/18 / 2018-01-30 16:40:19 / January 30, 2018 @ 4:40 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 72.23 km (45 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 72.23 km, 145.5406° East, -5.3814° South. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:40:19 / 2:40 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000crcx. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000crcx.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 33 km (21 miles) from Madang (c. 27 400 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Goroka (c. 18 500 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Kundiawa (c. 9 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kundiawa, Goroka, Madang (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 33 km WSW of Madang, Papua New Guinea.
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