A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 87 kilometers (54 miles) from Madang in Papua New Guinea. The epicenter was at a depth of 130.74 km (81 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 130.74 km, 146.5568° East, -5.4425° South. The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:55:27 / 7:55 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 31/07/19 / 2019-07-31 09:55:27 / July 31, 2019 @ 9:55 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us600052br. Id of event: us600052br.
Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Madang (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 88 km (54 miles) from Madang (c. 27 400 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-seven 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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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 87 km ESE of Madang, Papua New Guinea.
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