A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 134 km E of Madang, Papua New Guinea (83 miles) on Sunday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/01/20 / 2020-01-05 04:01:39 / January 5, 2020 @ 4:01 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us600079aj. Id of event: us600079aj. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:01:39 / 2:01 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 147.0064° East, -5.2723° South, depth 211.64 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 211.64 km (132 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Each 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourty-eight 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. 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: 134 km E of Madang, Papua New Guinea.
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