A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 94 kilometers (58 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea. Exact location of earthquake, 154.6314° East, -6.3743° South, depth 56.09 km. A tsunami warning has been issued near Panguna in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us100048hu. Event ids that are associated: us100048hu. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/12/15 / 2015-12-20 22:04:36 / December 20, 2015 @ 10:04 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 56.09 km (35 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:04:36 / 8:04 am (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 102 km (63 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arawa (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 94 km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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