A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Madang in Papua New Guinea. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:50:45 / 7:50 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/04/19 / 2019-04-13 09:50:45 / April 13, 2019 @ 9:50 am. A tsunami warning has been issued near Madang in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us700035cs. Id of event: us700035cs. Exact location of earthquake, 145.9517° East, -5.3576° South, depth 79.03 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 79.03 km (49 miles).
Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kainantu, Goroka, Madang. Earthquake epicenter was 23 km (14 miles) from Madang (c. 27 400 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Goroka (c. 18 500 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Kainantu (c. 8 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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 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: 22 km SE of Madang, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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