A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Lae in Papua New Guinea on Tuesday. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:54:26 / 2:54 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us200080e0. Id of event: us200080e0. A tsunami warning has been issued near Lae in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 13/12/16 / 2016-12-13 04:54:26 / December 13, 2016 @ 4:54 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 146.5293 East, latitude -6.2756 South, depth = 6.8 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.8 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Bulolo, Kainantu, Lae. Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). The epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop), 104 km (64 miles) from Bulolo (c. 16 000 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Kainantu (c. 8 500 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-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 70 km NW of Lae, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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