A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 111 kilometers (69 miles) from Porgera in Papua New Guinea on Sunday. Exact location of earthquake, 142.2234° East, -5.7043° South, depth 44.93 km. The temblor was picked up at 04:37:10 / 4:37 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 44.93 km (28 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000j6ez. Unique identifier: us2000j6ez. A tsunami warning has been issued near Porgera in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/01/19 / 2019-01-19 18:37:10 / January 19, 2019 @ 6:37 pm.
Event epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tari. Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 two hundred and four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.
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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. 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: 111 km WSW of Porgera, Papua New Guinea.
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