A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) strikes 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Ambunti in Papua New Guinea on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 59.22 km (37 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Ambunti in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 142.7483 East, latitude -3.7285 South, depth = 59.22 km. The temblor was detected at 00:28:14 / 12:28 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 21/04/16 / 2016-04-21 14:28:14 / April 21, 2016 @ 2:28 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us20005khc. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005khc.
Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 99 km (62 miles) from Wewak (c. 18 200 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Aitape (c. 5 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Wewak, Aitape (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 57 km N of Ambunti, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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