A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 92 kilometers (57 miles) from Madang in Papua New Guinea on Tuesday. Unique identifier: us70003igj. Ids that are associated to the event: us70003igj. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 146.5401 East, latitude -5.6136 South, depth = 71.21 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 71.21 km (44 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/04/19 / 2019-04-29 15:32:48 / April 29, 2019 @ 3:32 pm. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:32:48 / 1:32 am (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Madang (c. 27 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Madang.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 92 km ESE of Madang, Papua New Guinea.
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