A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Madang in Papua New Guinea. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000iz4c. Unique identifier: us2000iz4c. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 16:51:02 / 4:51 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 30/12/18 / 2018-12-30 06:51:02 / December 30, 2018 @ 6:51 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 145.3318 East, latitude -4.9341 South, depth = 161.15 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 161.15 km (100 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Madang. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Madang (c. 27 400 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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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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. 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: 60 km WNW of Madang, Papua New Guinea.
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