A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Madang in Papua New Guinea on Sunday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 64.5 km (40 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c7kb. Id of event: us6000c7kb. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/10/20 / 2020-10-11 15:08:13 / October 11, 2020 @ 3:08 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 15:08:13 / 3:08 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 145.5444° East, -4.9277° South, depth 64.5 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 43 km (27 miles) from Madang (c. 27 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Madang (min 5000 pop).
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 one and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 42 km NW of Madang, Papua New Guinea.
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