A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Madang in Papua New Guinea. Global time and date of event 24/07/19 / 2019-07-24 09:02:57 / July 24, 2019 @ 9:02 am UTC/GMT. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:02:57 / 7:02 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 98.31 km, 145.6384° East, -5.3685° South. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 98.31 km (61 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us60004um0. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60004um0. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). The epicenter was 24 km (15 miles) from Madang (c. 27 400 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Goroka (c. 18 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Goroka, Madang (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 23 km SW of Madang, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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