A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Exact location of event, depth 35 km, 155.4005° East, -7.0218° South. Event id: us2000h6wl. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000h6wl. The temblor was picked up at 03:56:43 / 3:56 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 02/09/18 / 2018-09-02 17:56:43 / September 2, 2018 @ 5:56 pm UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arawa. Epicenter of the earthquake was 91 km (57 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 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 three and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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