A earthquake magnitude 6 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Taron in Papua New Guinea. Exact location of earthquake, 153.2105° East, -4.6187° South, depth 57.77 km. A tsunami warning has been issued near Taron in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 17:11:12 / 5:11 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 27/11/17 / 2017-11-27 07:11:12 / November 27, 2017 @ 7:11 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 57.77 km (36 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us2000burc. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000burc.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kokopo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 109 km (68 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 135 quakes in the world. 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 seventeen 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.
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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: 25 km SE of Taron, Papua New Guinea.
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