A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was reported New Britain region, Papua New Guinea kilometers (0 miles) from New Britain region, Papua New Guinea on Friday. The epicenter was at a depth of 51.66 km (32 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/06/19 / 2019-06-21 06:38:30 / June 21, 2019 @ 6:38 am. Unique identifier: us60004438. Ids that are associated to the event: us60004438. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:38:30 / 6:38 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 51.66 km, 149.7229° East, -6.0336° South.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 71 km (44 miles) from Kimbe (c. 18 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kimbe (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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