A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Madang in Papua New Guinea on Tuesday. Exact location of event, longitude 145.7962 East, latitude -5.332 South, depth = 77.19 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000enk3. Id of event: us1000enk3. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:22:43 / 4:22 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 77.19 km (48 miles). 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: 11/06/18 / 2018-06-11 18:22:43 / June 11, 2018 @ 6:22 pm.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Goroka, Madang (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 12 km (7 miles) from Madang (c. 27 400 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Goroka (c. 18 500 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 11 km S of Madang, Papua New Guinea.
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