A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 63 kilometers (39 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 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:38:06 / 2:38 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 28/11/18 / 2018-11-28 04:38:06 / November 28, 2018 @ 4:38 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000hxbk. Unique identifier: us1000hxbk. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 98.79 km (61 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 146.2643° East, latitude -5.8753° South, depth = 98.79 km.
The epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Madang (c. 27 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Kainantu (c. 8 500 pop). 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, Kainantu.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-eight 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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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 63 km NE of Kainantu, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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