A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Kimbe in Papua New Guinea. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 135.28 km (84 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 149.7804 East, latitude -5.6809 South, depth = 135.28 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/09/16 / 2016-09-10 16:08:18 / September 10, 2016 @ 4:08 pm. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:08:18 / 2:08 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Kimbe in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10006nlt. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006nlt.
Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 43 km (27 miles) from Kimbe (c. 18 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kimbe.
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 three and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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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: 42 km WSW of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea.
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