A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Madang in Papua New Guinea. The epicenter was at a depth of 93.99 km (58 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/04/20 / 2020-04-03 23:45:17 / April 3, 2020 @ 11:45 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us70008rqz. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008rqz. Exact location of earthquake, 145.9056° East, -5.2113° South, depth 93.99 km. The temblor was reported at 09:45:17 / 9:45 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 12 km (8 miles) from Madang (c. 27 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Madang.
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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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