A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Madang in Papua New Guinea on Wednesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/11/18 / 2018-11-27 15:01:34 / November 27, 2018 @ 3:01 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 146.4303 East, latitude -5.2955 South, depth = 137 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 137 km (85 miles). The temblor was detected at 01:01:34 / 1:01 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us1000hyeg. Event ids that are associated: us1000hyeg.
Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Madang (c. 27 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Madang (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 70 km E of Madang, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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