A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 102 kilometers (63 miles) from Vanimo in Papua New Guinea on Sunday. Exact location, longitude 141.3699° East, latitude -3.6002° South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has been issued near Vanimo in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10004rfq. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004rfq. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/02/16 / 2016-02-20 22:42:09 / February 20, 2016 @ 10:42 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 08:42:09 / 8:42 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vanimo, Vanimo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 103 km (64 miles) from Vanimo (c. 11 200 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Vanimo (c. 9 800 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.
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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 102 km S of Vanimo, Papua New Guinea.
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