A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Madang in Papua New Guinea. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 83.17 km (52 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us7000dhdh. Event ids that are associated: us7000dhdh. The temblor was picked up at 08:09:14 / 8:09 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 146.1991° East, -5.2467° South, depth 83.17 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/03/21 / 2021-03-09 08:09:14 / March 9, 2021 @ 8:09 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Event epicenter was 45 km (28 miles) from Madang (c. 27 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Madang (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-three 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 45 km E of Madang, Papua New Guinea.
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