A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Kainantu in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:36:05 / 10:36 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000fvu5. Id of event: us2000fvu5. Exact time and date of earthquake 03/07/18 / 2018-07-03 12:36:05 / July 3, 2018 @ 12:36 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 145.8578° East, latitude -5.7667° South, depth = 113.03 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 113.03 km (70 miles).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Goroka, Madang, Kainantu (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 61 km (38 miles) from Madang (c. 27 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Goroka (c. 18 500 pop), 58 km (36 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 five and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 57 km N of Kainantu, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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