A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) was reported 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has been issued near Panguna in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 06/05/19 / 2019-05-06 14:13:48 / May 6, 2019 @ 2:13 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 01:13:48 / 1:13 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 58.77 km (37 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 154.8031° East, latitude -6.2209° South, depth = 58.77 km. Id of earthquake: us70003hcu. Event ids that are associated: us70003hcu.
The epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arawa. Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes 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. 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: 76 km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.
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