A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was reported 90 km E of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea (56 miles) on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 38.45 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us700035bx. Event ids that are associated: us700035bx. Exact location, longitude 148.6864° East, latitude -6.522° South, depth = 38.45 km. A tsunami warning has been issued near Finschhafen in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/04/19 / 2019-04-13 08:44:03 / April 13, 2019 @ 8:44 am. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:44:03 / 6:44 pm (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 90 km E of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea.
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