A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 95 kilometers (59 miles) from Lorengau in Papua New Guinea. 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). The temblor was detected at 12:50:05 / 12:50 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 147.1274° East, -2.8756° South. Id of earthquake: us20004w3k. Event ids that are associated: us20004w3k. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 31/01/16 / 2016-01-31 02:50:05 / January 31, 2016 @ 2:50 am.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lorengau (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 95 km (59 miles) from Lorengau (c. 5 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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. 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: 95 km S of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea.
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