A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 143 km E of Madang, Papua New Guinea (89 miles) on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 06/03/20 / 2020-03-06 19:19:36 / March 6, 2020 @ 7:19 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us60008dti. Event ids that are associated: us60008dti. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 180.14 km (112 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:19:36 / 5:19 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 147.079 East, latitude -5.4099 South, depth = 180.14 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 143 km E of Madang, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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