A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Madang in Papua New Guinea. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 95.29 km (59 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/08/18 / 2018-08-17 20:28:58 / August 17, 2018 @ 8:28 pm. The temblor was picked up at 06:28:58 / 6:28 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us1000gbwk. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000gbwk. Exact location of event, longitude 145.5757 East, latitude -5.3059 South, depth = 95.29 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 26 km (16 miles) from Madang (c. 27 400 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Goroka (c. 18 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Goroka, Madang.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 have been detected nearby.
Did you feel it?
What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 26 km WSW of Madang, Papua New Guinea.
Copyright © 2018 earthquakenewstoday.com All rights reserved.