A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Kainantu in Papua New Guinea. The temblor was detected at 02:56:30 / 2:56 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Kainantu in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/07/18 / 2018-07-18 16:56:30 / July 18, 2018 @ 4:56 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 99.85 km (62 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us2000g816. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000g816. Exact location of event, longitude 146.2982 East, latitude -6.3902 South, depth = 99.85 km.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bulolo, Lae, Kainantu (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 84 km (52 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Bulolo (c. 16 000 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Kainantu (c. 8 500 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 49 km ESE of Kainantu, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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