A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Madang in Papua New Guinea on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/05/18 / 2018-05-15 08:44:38 / May 15, 2018 @ 8:44 am. Event id: us1000e7zg. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000e7zg. The temblor was reported at 18:44:38 / 6:44 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 145.9034° East, latitude -4.8551° South, depth = 55.06 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 55.06 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Madang (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 43 km (27 miles) from Madang (c. 27 400 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 42 km NNE of Madang, Papua New Guinea.
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