A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Madang in Papua New Guinea. Exact location of event, longitude 146.3766 East, latitude -5.2146 South, depth = 178.65 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us70005cbz. Ids that are associated to the event: us70005cbz. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 178.65 km (111 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/08/19 / 2019-08-30 13:38:52 / August 30, 2019 @ 1:38 pm. The temblor was reported at 23:38:52 / 11:38 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Madang (c. 27 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Madang (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 64 km E of Madang, Papua New Guinea.
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