A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Kainantu in Papua New Guinea. Event id: us700037ul. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us700037ul. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 145.9195° East, latitude -5.8666° South, depth = 109.91 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 109.91 km (68 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 10/04/19 / 2019-04-10 14:01:17 / April 10, 2019 @ 2:01 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 00:01:17 / 12:01 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Madang, Goroka, Kainantu. The epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Madang (c. 27 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Goroka (c. 18 500 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Kainantu (c. 8 500 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 47 km N of Kainantu, Papua New Guinea.
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