A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea on Friday. Exact location of event, depth 82.45 km, 154.925° East, -6.2861° South. A tsunami warning has been issued near Panguna in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:22:38 / 3:22 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/09/16 / 2016-09-01 16:22:38 / September 1, 2016 @ 4:22 pm. Event id: us10006jbe. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006jbe. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 82.45 km (51 miles).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arawa (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 68 km (42 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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. 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 fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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: 62 km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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