A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Madang in Papua New Guinea on Tuesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/03/19 / 2019-03-04 14:01:58 / March 4, 2019 @ 2:01 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us1000jac1. Event ids that are associated: us1000jac1. The temblor was reported at 00:01:58 / 12:01 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 146.0238° East, latitude -5.1009° South, depth = 73.44 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 73.44 km (46 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Madang (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 29 km (18 miles) from Madang (c. 27 400 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 28 km ENE of Madang, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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