A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Namatanai in Papua New Guinea. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008sjn. Id of event: us10008sjn. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/05/17 / 2017-05-15 13:22:38 / May 15, 2017 @ 1:22 pm. A tsunami warning has been issued near Namatanai in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 152.5173 East, latitude -4.0109 South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 23:22:38 / 11:22 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kokopo, Rabaul (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 47 km (29 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 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 fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 39 km SSE of Namatanai, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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