A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) was reported 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea on Thursday. Id of earthquake: us10005c29. Event ids that are associated: us10005c29. A tsunami warning has been issued near Panguna in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 154.9688 East, latitude -6.076 South, depth = 128.1 km. The temblor was reported at 12:17:13 / 12:17 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 128.1 km (80 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/04/16 / 2016-04-28 01:17:13 / April 28, 2016 @ 1:17 am.
The epicenter was 65 km (40 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop). 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).
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-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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