A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 105 km WNW of Madang, Papua New Guinea (65 miles) on Thursday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/12/18 / 2018-12-20 07:24:38 / December 20, 2018 @ 7:24 am. Exact location of event, longitude 144.9169 East, latitude -4.8527 South, depth = 118.26 km. The temblor was picked up at 17:24:38 / 5:24 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 118.26 km (73 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000iva5. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000iva5.
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-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 105 km WNW of Madang, Papua New Guinea.
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