A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Kainantu in Papua New Guinea. Id of earthquake: us2000ivy9. Event ids that are associated: us2000ivy9. The temblor was picked up at 00:54:23 / 12:54 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/12/18 / 2018-12-17 14:54:23 / December 17, 2018 @ 2:54 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 146.0205° East, latitude -5.8288° South, depth = 35 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 72 km (44 miles) from Madang (c. 27 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Goroka (c. 18 500 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Kainantu (c. 8 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Goroka, Madang, Kainantu (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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. 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: 53 km NNE of Kainantu, Papua New Guinea.
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