A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea. Exact time and date of earthquake 08/05/19 / 2019-05-08 16:58:54 / May 8, 2019 @ 4:58 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has been issued near Panguna in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 154.8822° East, -6.6108° South. All ids that are associated to the event: us70003iha. Unique identifier: us70003iha. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:58:54 / 2:58 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arawa. Epicenter of the event was 85 km (53 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 74 km WSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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