A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was reported 84 kilometers (52 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has been issued near Panguna in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 155.8581 East, latitude -6.9796 South, depth = 82.18 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 82.18 km (51 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/01/18 / 2018-01-31 03:13:14 / January 31, 2018 @ 3:13 am. The temblor was picked up at 14:13:14 / 2:13 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000crle. Id of event: us2000crle.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 92 km (57 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arawa (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 84 km SSE of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.
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