A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Angoram in Papua New Guinea. The epicenter was at a depth of 97.95 km (61 miles). The 5.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:50:19 / 3:50 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Angoram in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000bj76. Unique identifier: us1000bj76. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/11/17 / 2017-11-30 05:50:19 / November 30, 2017 @ 5:50 am. Exact location of earthquake, 143.798° East, -4.3641° South, depth 97.95 km.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Wewak (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Wewak (c. 18 200 pop).
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 eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 44 km SW of Angoram, Papua New Guinea.
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