A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) strikes 91 km ENE of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea (57 miles) on Saturday. The temblor was detected at 00:51:28 / 12:51 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Finschhafen in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 148.6682° East, latitude -6.3993° South, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us700034zz. Event ids that are associated: us700034zz. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/04/19 / 2019-04-12 14:51:28 / April 12, 2019 @ 2:51 pm.
Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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