A earthquake magnitude 6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Finschhafen in Papua New Guinea. The 6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:50:00 / 12:50 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/12/17 / 2017-12-01 02:50:00 / December 1, 2017 @ 2:50 am. Exact location, longitude 147.6011° East, latitude -6.14° South, depth = 52.71 km. A tsunami warning has been issued near Finschhafen in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000bjph. Id of event: us1000bjph. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 52.71 km (33 miles).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 94 km (58 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lae.
Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. 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 sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 59 km NNW of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea.
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