A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) strikes 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Taron in Papua New Guinea on Friday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Taron in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 152.8643° East, latitude -4.249° South, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 09/08/19 / 2019-08-09 13:09:46 / August 9, 2019 @ 1:09 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 23:09:46 / 11:09 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us600052sa. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us600052sa.
Epicenter of the event was 68 km (42 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rabaul, Kokopo (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 one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 30 km NW of Taron, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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