A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Madang in Papua New Guinea. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/11/18 / 2018-11-06 11:19:28 / November 6, 2018 @ 11:19 am. The temblor was detected at 21:19:28 / 9:19 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 146.332 East, latitude -5.2137 South, depth = 163.21 km. Event id: us2000i7es. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000i7es. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 163.21 km (101 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Madang in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquake epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from Madang (c. 27 400 pop). Close 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 Madang.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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: 59 km E of Madang, Papua New Guinea.
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