A earthquake with magnitude 6.4 (ml/mb) was reported 107 kilometers (66 miles) from Lorengau in Papua New Guinea on Sunday. Unique identifier: us2000ac7a. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000ac7a, pt17239000, at00ovbt9t. Exact location of event, depth 8.05 km, 148.0562° East, -1.4539° South. The temblor was picked up at 14:17:50 / 2:17 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 27/08/17 / 2017-08-27 04:17:50 / August 27, 2017 @ 4:17 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 8.05 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has been issued near Lorengau in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lorengau (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Event epicenter was 108 km (67 miles) from Lorengau (c. 5 800 pop).
Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. There are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 107 km NE of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea.
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