A earthquake with magnitude 6.7 (ml/mb) was reported 96 kilometers (60 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea on Tuesday. The epicenter was at a depth of 33 km (21 miles). The temblor was picked up at 02:19:16 / 2:19 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 154.7° East, -6.7° South, depth 33 km. A tsunami warning has been issued near Panguna in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 08/02/16 / 2016-02-08 16:19:16 / February 8, 2016 @ 4:19 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: at00o28lc5. Ids that are associated to the event: pt16039050, at00o28lc5.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arawa (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 107 km (67 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. Each year there are an estimated 135 quakes in the world.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 96 km WSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.
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