A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Finschhafen in Papua New Guinea. Exact location of event, longitude 147.4642 East, latitude -6.3994 South, depth = 75.3 km. A tsunami warning has been issued near Finschhafen in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 16:59:27 / 4:59 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us20004x0k. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004x0k. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 75.3 km (47 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 04/02/16 / 2016-02-04 06:59:27 / February 4, 2016 @ 6:59 am UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the event was 64 km (40 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lae (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 50 km WNW of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea.
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