A earthquake magnitude 6.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 177 km SW of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea (110 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000j545. Unique identifier: us2000j545. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 17/01/19 / 2019-01-17 15:06:35 / January 17, 2019 @ 3:06 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 01:06:35 / 1:06 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 146.3098° East, -3.3033° South.
There are an estimated 135 quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, 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 react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 177 km SW of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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