A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 108 km ESE of Madang, Papua New Guinea (67 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/02/19 / 2019-02-18 13:01:00 / February 18, 2019 @ 1:01 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000j8tl. Unique identifier: us1000j8tl. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 156.54 km (97 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 23:01:00 / 11:01 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 156.54 km, 146.7468° East, -5.4612° South.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-five 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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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 108 km ESE of Madang, Papua New Guinea.
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