A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported eastern New Guinea region, Papua New Guinea kilometers (0 miles) from eastern New Guinea region, Papua New Guinea on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 146.0733 East, latitude -5.2067 South, depth = 135.09 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 135.09 km (84 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000d5ct. Unique identifier: us2000d5ct. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:10:40 / 9:10 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/02/18 / 2018-02-10 21:10:40 / February 10, 2018 @ 9:10 pm.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 31 km (19 miles) from Madang (c. 27 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Madang.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: eastern New Guinea region, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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