A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Wabag in Papua New Guinea. The temblor was picked up at 00:24:24 / 12:24 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10007nbd. Ids that are associated to the event: us10007nbd. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 104.79 km (65 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Wabag in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 104.79 km, 144.0169° East, -5.1277° South. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/12/16 / 2016-12-28 14:24:24 / December 28, 2016 @ 2:24 pm.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mount Hagen, Wabag. Epicenter of the event was 85 km (53 miles) from Mount Hagen (c. 33 600 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Wabag (c. 4 000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 52 km NE of Wabag, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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