A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Kandrian in Papua New Guinea. The epicenter was at a depth of 59.79 km (37 miles). The temblor was reported at 06:43:44 / 6:43 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 20/07/19 / 2019-07-20 20:43:44 / July 20, 2019 @ 8:43 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kandrian in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 149.5069 East, latitude -6.0086 South, depth = 59.79 km. Event id: us70004psn. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70004psn.
Earthquake epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Kimbe (c. 18 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kimbe (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.
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