A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Madang in Papua New Guinea. Event id: us1000jab5. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000jab5. The temblor was detected at 22:12:58 / 10:12 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/03/19 / 2019-03-04 12:12:58 / March 4, 2019 @ 12:12 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 146.2135° East, latitude -5.1779° South, depth = 10 km.
Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Madang (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 46 km (29 miles) from Madang (c. 27 400 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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