A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 84 kilometers (52 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea. Exact location of event, depth 43.34 km, 154.7226° East, -6.2601° South. The temblor was picked up at 19:44:29 / 7:44 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/07/19 / 2019-07-06 09:44:29 / July 6, 2019 @ 9:44 am. Id of earthquake: us70004cat. Event ids that are associated: us70004cat. The epicenter was at a depth of 43.34 km (27 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Panguna in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arawa (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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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