A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Madang in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 12/01/19 / 2019-01-12 16:56:15 / January 12, 2019 @ 4:56 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 130.14 km (81 miles). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:56:15 / 2:56 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 145.1994° East, latitude -4.8184° South, depth = 130.14 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000j9s8. Unique identifier: us2000j9s8.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Madang (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 80 km (50 miles) from Madang (c. 27 400 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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