A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Madang in Papua New Guinea on Thursday. Exact location, longitude 146.2698° East, latitude -5.3145° South, depth = 154.93 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 154.93 km (96 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/05/18 / 2018-05-09 17:38:27 / May 9, 2018 @ 5:38 pm. Event id: us1000e5hb. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000e5hb. The temblor was picked up at 03:38:27 / 3:38 am (local time epicenter).
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). Event epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Madang (c. 27 400 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 53 km E of Madang, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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