A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Kimbe in Papua New Guinea. Exact location of earthquake, 150.8295° East, -5.5599° South, depth 95.57 km. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:14:17 / 6:14 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 19/09/17 / 2017-09-19 20:14:17 / September 19, 2017 @ 8:14 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 95.57 km (59 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kimbe in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000ar6y. Unique identifier: us2000ar6y.
The epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Kimbe (c. 18 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kimbe.
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 fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
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