A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 100 km ENE of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea (62 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100073jd. Id of event: us100073jd. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/11/16 / 2016-11-01 19:03:28 / November 1, 2016 @ 7:03 pm. Exact location, longitude 148.6304° East, latitude -6.1147° South, depth = 34.68 km. The 5.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:03:28 / 5:03 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Finschhafen in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 34.68 km (22 miles).
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-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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