A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Madang in Papua New Guinea. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 146.4745 East, latitude -5.4248 South, depth = 75.98 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007q4s. Id of event: us70007q4s. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 75.98 km (47 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 06:31:13 / 6:31 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/02/20 / 2020-02-07 20:31:13 / February 7, 2020 @ 8:31 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Madang. Epicenter of the event was 78 km (49 miles) from Madang (c. 27 400 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 78 km ESE of Madang, Papua New Guinea.
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