A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Kainantu in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kainantu in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 145.7661 East, latitude -6.3127 South, depth = 121.98 km. Id of earthquake: us70003gyq. Event ids that are associated: us70003gyq. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/05/19 / 2019-05-05 08:42:48 / May 5, 2019 @ 8:42 am. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:42:48 / 6:42 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 121.98 km (76 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 49 km (30 miles) from Goroka (c. 18 500 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Kundiawa (c. 9 400 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Kainantu (c. 8 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kundiawa, Goroka, Kainantu (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-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. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 11 km WSW of Kainantu, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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