A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.7 (ml/mb) strikes 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Finschhafen in Papua New Guinea on Friday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/07/17 / 2017-07-07 03:42:52 / July 7, 2017 @ 3:42 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us100097jz. Unique identifier: us100097jz. The epicenter was at a depth of 41.41 km (26 miles). The temblor was reported at 13:42:52 / 1:42 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 41.41 km, 147.799° East, -6.7459° South. A tsunami warning has been issued near Finschhafen in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lae (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Every 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 17 km SSW of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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