A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 95 km NW of Madang, Papua New Guinea (59 miles) on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us2000j5ne. Event ids that are associated: us2000j5ne. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 166.31 km (103 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:39:15 / 4:39 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/12/18 / 2018-12-31 18:39:15 / December 31, 2018 @ 6:39 pm. Exact location of event, depth 166.31 km, 145.1116° East, -4.7059° South.
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 twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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: 95 km NW of Madang, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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