A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Madang in Papua New Guinea. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/10/20 / 2020-10-23 23:08:54 / October 23, 2020 @ 11:08 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 145.5285 East, latitude -4.8002 South, depth = 48.38 km. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:08:54 / 11:08 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 48.38 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us6000ccd8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000ccd8.
Event epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from Madang (c. 27 400 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). 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 two and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 54 km NNW of Madang, Papua New Guinea.
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