A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 86 kilometers (53 miles) from Kainantu in Papua New Guinea. Exact location of event, longitude 146.4721 East, latitude -5.7905 South, depth = 63.48 km. The 5.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:58:45 / 10:58 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/11/16 / 2016-11-08 00:58:45 / November 8, 2016 @ 12:58 am. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kainantu in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 63.48 km (39 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000766z. Unique identifier: us1000766z.
Event epicenter was 98 km (61 miles) from Madang (c. 27 400 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Kainantu (c. 8 500 pop). 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 Madang, Kainantu.
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 one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 86 km NE of Kainantu, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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