A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.7 (mg/mb) was reported Thursday, 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Madang in Papua New Guinea. The temblor was reported at 06:08:33 / 6:08 am (local time epicenter) at a depth of 53.99 km (34 miles). Global time of event 2015-01-21 08:08:33 UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Exact location of event, longitude 146.3231 East, latitude -5.6469 South, depth 53.99 km.
Close countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). The epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Madang (c. 27 400 pop), 114 km (71 miles) from Goroka (c. 18 500 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Kainantu (c. 8 500 pop). Nearest city, towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Goroka, Kainantu, Madang.
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