A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Madang in Papua New Guinea. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 131.5 km (82 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000cqy3. Unique identifier: us2000cqy3. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 131.5 km, 146.2299° East, -5.2935° South. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/01/18 / 2018-01-16 22:39:31 / January 16, 2018 @ 10:39 pm. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:39:31 / 8:39 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 49 km (30 miles) from Madang (c. 27 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was 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 three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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