A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Madang in Papua New Guinea. Global time and date of event 16/05/18 / 2018-05-16 16:22:14 / May 16, 2018 @ 4:22 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 145.8419 East, latitude -5.5693 South, depth = 51.41 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:22:14 / 2:22 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us1000e6gh. Event ids that are associated: us1000e6gh. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 51.41 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kainantu, Goroka, Madang (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from Madang (c. 27 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Goroka (c. 18 500 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Kainantu (c. 8 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
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 twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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