A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Madang in Papua New Guinea. Global time and date of event 03/08/20 / 2020-08-03 02:35:20 / August 3, 2020 @ 2:35 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us6000b8i3. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000b8i3. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 128.62 km (80 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 145.4007° East, -5.062° South, depth 128.62 km. The temblor was reported at 02:35:20 / 2:35 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 47 km (29 miles) from Madang (c. 27 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Madang. Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 46 km WNW of Madang, Papua New Guinea.
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