A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Madang in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has been issued near Madang in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us20008jbs. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008jbs. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/02/17 / 2017-02-12 11:57:59 / February 12, 2017 @ 11:57 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 83.3 km (52 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 145.3919 East, latitude -5.4535 South, depth = 83.3 km. The temblor was detected at 21:57:59 / 9:57 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kundiawa, Goroka, Madang (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 52 km (32 miles) from Madang (c. 27 400 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Goroka (c. 18 500 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Kundiawa (c. 9 400 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 fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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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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: 51 km WSW of Madang, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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