A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Madang in Papua New Guinea on Saturday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/01/19 / 2019-01-18 18:26:22 / January 18, 2019 @ 6:26 pm. Event id: us2000j5yq. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000j5yq. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 59.38 km (37 miles). The temblor was picked up at 04:26:22 / 4:26 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 145.8938 East, latitude -5.3937 South, depth = 59.38 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kainantu, Goroka, Madang (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 22 km (13 miles) from Madang (c. 27 400 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Goroka (c. 18 500 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Kainantu (c. 8 500 pop).
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 thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 21 km SSE of Madang, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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