A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Lae in Papua New Guinea. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:58:53 / 7:58 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us600053jp. Event ids that are associated: us600053jp. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 10/08/19 / 2019-08-10 21:58:53 / August 10, 2019 @ 9:58 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 146.8247 East, latitude -6.0605 South, depth = 107.26 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 107.26 km (67 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has been issued near Lae in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lae (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 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 sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 75 km NNW of Lae, Papua New Guinea.
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