A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Madang in Papua New Guinea on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 09:34:04 / 9:34 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 96.79 km (60 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000cpus. Id of event: us6000cpus. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/11/20 / 2020-11-14 09:34:04 / November 14, 2020 @ 9:34 am. Exact location of event, longitude 145.7016 East, latitude -5.6725 South, depth = 96.79 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kundiawa, Kainantu, Goroka (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 51 km (32 miles) from Madang (c. 27 400 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Goroka (c. 18 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Kundiawa (c. 9 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Kainantu (c. 8 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 50 km S of Madang, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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