A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes eastern New Guinea region, Papua New Guinea kilometers (0 miles) from eastern New Guinea region, Papua New Guinea on Saturday. Unique identifier: us20008meb. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008meb. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 101.35 km (63 miles). The temblor was detected at 13:24:40 / 1:24 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 101.35 km, 147.4039° East, -5.9676° South. Exact time and date of earthquake 25/02/17 / 2017-02-25 13:24:40 / February 25, 2017 @ 1:24 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lae (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 96 km (60 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop). Close 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 three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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