A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Kandrian in Papua New Guinea on Saturday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 10/02/17 / 2017-02-10 19:10:18 / February 10, 2017 @ 7:10 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 77.26 km (48 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us20008j1h. Unique identifier: us20008j1h. The temblor was detected at 05:10:18 / 5:10 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 149.7981° East, -6.1772° South, depth 77.26 km. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kandrian in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Kimbe (c. 18 800 pop). Close 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).
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 thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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