A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) strikes 92 kilometers (57 miles) from Madang in Papua New Guinea on Saturday. The temblor was detected at 09:48:17 / 9:48 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Madang in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 145.1283° East, latitude -4.7262° South, depth = 190.94 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 190.94 km (119 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/06/17 / 2017-06-02 23:48:17 / June 2, 2017 @ 11:48 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009jdx. Id of event: us20009jdx.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 92 km (57 miles) from Madang (c. 27 400 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Madang (min 5000 pop).
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. 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 twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 92 km NW of Madang, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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