A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Lae in Papua New Guinea. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 147.218 East, latitude -6.9339 South, depth = 74.7 km. The 5.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:49:39 / 9:49 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 31/01/18 / 2018-01-31 11:49:39 / January 31, 2018 @ 11:49 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has been issued near Lae in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 74.7 km (46 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000crq6. Unique identifier: us2000crq6.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Wau, Bulolo, Lae. Earthquake epicenter was 35 km (22 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Bulolo (c. 16 000 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Wau (c. 14 600 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
Did you feel anything?
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: 34 km SE of Lae, Papua New Guinea.
Copyright © 2018 earthquakenewstoday.com All rights reserved.