A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Goroka in Papua New Guinea on Sunday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 46.78 km (29 miles). Global time and date of event 19/07/20 / 2020-07-19 00:13:29 / July 19, 2020 @ 12:13 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000b3fr. Unique identifier: us6000b3fr. The temblor was picked up at 00:13:29 / 12:13 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 46.78 km, 145.7511° East, -5.785° South.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kundiawa, Madang, Kainantu. Epicenter of the earthquake was 63 km (39 miles) from Madang (c. 27 400 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Goroka (c. 18 500 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Kundiawa (c. 9 400 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Kainantu (c. 8 500 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.
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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. 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: 52 km NE of Goroka, Papua New Guinea.
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