A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:10:32 / 5:10 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70005dfx. Id of event: us70005dfx. A tsunami warning has been issued near Panguna in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 371.68 km (231 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 155.0233 East, latitude -6.5371 South, depth = 371.68 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/09/19 / 2019-09-08 18:10:32 / September 8, 2019 @ 6:10 pm.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arawa (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 67 km (42 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop).
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. 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-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 56 km WSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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