A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Lae in Papua New Guinea on Sunday. A tsunami warning has been issued near Lae in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 72.26 km (45 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 06:54:09 / 6:54 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/09/16 / 2016-09-10 20:54:09 / September 10, 2016 @ 8:54 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 146.7893 East, latitude -6.4482 South, depth = 72.26 km. Event id: us10006nq0. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006nq0.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kainantu, Wau, Bulolo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 37 km (23 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Bulolo (c. 16 000 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Wau (c. 14 600 pop), 104 km (64 miles) from Kainantu (c. 8 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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