A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Kainantu in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 60.78 km (38 miles). The temblor was reported at 03:48:38 / 3:48 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us70007q4h. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007q4h. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/02/20 / 2020-02-07 17:48:38 / February 7, 2020 @ 5:48 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 146.4125 East, latitude -5.8414 South, depth = 60.78 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 97 km (60 miles) from Madang (c. 27 400 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Kainantu (c. 8 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Madang, Kainantu.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 78 km NE of Kainantu, Papua New Guinea.
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