A earthquake magnitude 6.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 115 kilometers (71 miles) from Lorengau in Papua New Guinea. Exact location, longitude 148.1° East, latitude -1.4° South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt17239000, at00ovbt9t. Id of event: at00ovbt9t. The temblor was detected at 14:17:51 / 2:17 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 27/08/17 / 2017-08-27 04:17:51 / August 27, 2017 @ 4:17 am UTC/GMT. 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/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lorengau (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 116 km (72 miles) from Lorengau (c. 5 800 pop). Close 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. There are an estimated 135 quakes in the world each year.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 115 km NE of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea.
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