A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (mg/mb) was reported Thursday, 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Madang in Papua New Guinea. The temblor was reported at 05:52:57 / 5:52 am (local time epicenter) at a depth of 69.6 km (43 miles). Global time of event 2015-01-21 07:52:57 UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Exact location of event, longitude 146.3809 East, latitude -5.6743 South, depth 69.6 km.
Close countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). The epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Madang (c. 27 400 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Kainantu (c. 8 500 pop). Nearest city, towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kainantu, Madang.
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