A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Madang in Papua New Guinea. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000gjn4. Unique identifier: us1000gjn4. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 68.25 km (42 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 145.4912° East, -5.2025° South, depth 68.25 km. A tsunami warning has been issued near Madang in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 29/08/18 / 2018-08-29 18:57:33 / August 29, 2018 @ 6:57 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 04:57:33 / 4:57 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 34 km (21 miles) from Madang (c. 27 400 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Goroka (c. 18 500 pop), 108 km (67 miles) from Kundiawa (c. 9 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kundiawa, Goroka, Madang (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 33 km W of Madang, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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