A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 86 kilometers (53 miles) from Madang in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has been issued near Madang in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 145.1921° East, latitude -4.7261° South, depth = 45.21 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/04/19 / 2019-04-08 17:53:11 / April 8, 2019 @ 5:53 pm. The temblor was picked up at 03:53:11 / 3:53 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us2000kceu. Event ids that are associated: us2000kceu. The epicenter was at a depth of 45.21 km (28 miles).
Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 87 km (54 miles) from Madang (c. 27 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Madang (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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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: 86 km NW of Madang, Papua New Guinea.
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