A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 96 kilometers (60 miles) from Kimbe in Papua New Guinea. The temblor was detected at 00:50:59 / 12:50 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us100076hl. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100076hl. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 446.24 km (277 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 149.8506 East, latitude -4.7298 South, depth = 446.24 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/11/16 / 2016-11-09 14:50:59 / November 9, 2016 @ 2:50 pm.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 97 km (60 miles) from Kimbe (c. 18 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kimbe (min 5000 pop).
Each 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 eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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. 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: 96 km NNW of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea.
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