A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Finschhafen in Papua New Guinea on Sunday. Global time and date of event 05/10/19 / 2019-10-05 14:28:49 / October 5, 2019 @ 2:28 pm UTC/GMT. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:28:49 / 12:28 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Finschhafen in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 147.7239 East, latitude -6.3821 South, depth = 73.02 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 73.02 km (45 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us70005r30. Ids that are associated to the event: us70005r30.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lae. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 29 km NNW of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea.
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