A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Madang in Papua New Guinea. Event id: us1000jact. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000jact. The temblor was detected at 01:47:19 / 1:47 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 65 km (40 miles). Global time and date of event 04/03/19 / 2019-03-04 15:47:19 / March 4, 2019 @ 3:47 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 145.9909 East, latitude -5.0488 South, depth = 65 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Madang (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 29 km (18 miles) from Madang (c. 27 400 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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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