A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) was reported 98 kilometers (61 miles) from Lae in Papua New Guinea on Friday. The temblor was picked up at 01:11:05 / 1:11 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 23/02/17 / 2017-02-23 15:11:05 / February 23, 2017 @ 3:11 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us20008lsv. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008lsv. Exact location of event, depth 114.47 km, 146.7377° East, -5.8662° South. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 114.47 km (71 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Lae in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kainantu, Lae. Epicenter of the event was 99 km (62 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop), 107 km (67 miles) from Kainantu (c. 8 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 98 km NNW of Lae, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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