A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea on Saturday. A tsunami warning has been issued near Panguna in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us1000745d. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000745d. The temblor was picked up at 04:29:11 / 4:29 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/11/16 / 2016-11-04 17:29:11 / November 4, 2016 @ 5:29 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 55.33 km (34 miles). Exact location, longitude 155.3425° East, latitude -6.6877° South, depth = 55.33 km.
Epicenter of the event was 57 km (35 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arawa.
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 two and in the last 365 days sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 43 km SSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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