A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Kainantu in Papua New Guinea on Tuesday. The temblor was detected at 11:28:19 / 11:28 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 115.01 km (71 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us1000dv4h. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000dv4h. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 145.8628 East, latitude -5.9284 South, depth = 115.01 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 01/05/18 / 2018-05-01 01:28:19 / May 1, 2018 @ 1:28 am UTC/GMT.
Event epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Madang (c. 27 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Goroka (c. 18 500 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Kundiawa (c. 9 400 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Kainantu (c. 8 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kundiawa, Madang, Goroka (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 one and in the last 365 days twenty-two 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 39 km N of Kainantu, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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