A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Madang in Papua New Guinea on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us6000d5hm. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d5hm. Exact location, longitude 145.25° East, latitude -5.1004° South, depth = 60.92 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 22/12/20 / 2020-12-22 11:54:32 / December 22, 2020 @ 11:54 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 11:54:32 / 11:54 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 60.92 km (38 miles).
Epicenter of the event was 62 km (39 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/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Madang (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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. 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: 61 km WNW of Madang, Papua New Guinea.
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