A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 84 kilometers (52 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004w2w. Id of event: us20004w2w. The temblor was picked up at 08:23:53 / 8:23 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 155.159 East, latitude -7.0039 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/01/16 / 2016-01-30 22:23:53 / January 30, 2016 @ 10:23 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arawa. The epicenter was 97 km (60 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 84 km SSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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