A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 94 kilometers (58 miles) from Lorengau in Papua New Guinea. The temblor was detected at 09:46:44 / 9:46 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us20004w34. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004w34. Global time and date of event 30/01/16 / 2016-01-30 23:46:44 / January 30, 2016 @ 11:46 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has been issued near Lorengau in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 147.1826° East, -2.8743° South.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 94 km (58 miles) from Lorengau (c. 5 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lorengau.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 94 km S of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea.
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