A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea. Exact location of event, longitude 154.9649 East, latitude -6.4045 South, depth = 90.89 km. A tsunami warning has been issued near Panguna in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/09/17 / 2017-09-16 12:36:55 / September 16, 2017 @ 12:36 pm. The temblor was picked up at 23:36:55 / 11:36 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000ap2h. Unique identifier: us2000ap2h. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 90.89 km (56 miles).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arawa. Event epicenter was 67 km (41 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 two and in the last 365 days one hundred and nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. 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: 58 km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.
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