A earthquake with magnitude 6.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Namatanai in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has been issued near Namatanai in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 00:35:56 / 12:35 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/02/19 / 2019-02-17 14:35:56 / February 17, 2019 @ 2:35 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 367.93 km (229 miles). Id of earthquake: us2000jj68. Event ids that are associated: us2000jj68. Exact location of event, longitude 152.1089 East, latitude -3.3852 South, depth = 367.93 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). The epicenter was 109 km (68 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kokopo, Rabaul.
Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 47 km NW of Namatanai, Papua New Guinea.
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