A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 155.151 East, latitude -6.9526 South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was detected at 09:23:46 / 9:23 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 31/01/16 / 2016-01-31 23:23:46 / January 31, 2016 @ 11:23 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us20004w7h. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004w7h. A tsunami warning has been issued near Panguna in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 93 km (58 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arawa (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 79 km SSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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