A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Madang in Papua New Guinea. Event id: us6000b8cq. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000b8cq. Exact location of event, depth 122.29 km, 145.386° East, -5.1065° South. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/08/20 / 2020-08-02 14:15:47 / August 2, 2020 @ 2:15 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 122.29 km (76 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:15:47 / 2:15 pm (local time epicenter). 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 Goroka, Madang. Epicenter of the earthquake was 47 km (29 miles) from Madang (c. 27 400 pop), 109 km (67 miles) from Goroka (c. 18 500 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 two and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 46 km WNW of Madang, Papua New Guinea.
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