A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Madang in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 124.54 km (77 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000h5h3. Id of event: us2000h5h3. Exact time and date of earthquake 21/08/18 / 2018-08-21 16:52:54 / August 21, 2018 @ 4:52 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:52:54 / 2:52 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 124.54 km, 146.0295° East, -5.692° South.
Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Goroka, Kainantu, Madang. The epicenter was 58 km (36 miles) from Madang (c. 27 400 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Goroka (c. 18 500 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Kainantu (c. 8 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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