A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Vanimo in Papua New Guinea. The temblor was reported at 05:34:08 / 5:34 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/10/19 / 2019-10-17 19:34:08 / October 17, 2019 @ 7:34 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 25.68 km (16 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Vanimo in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 141.6499° East, -2.9383° South, depth 25.68 km. Unique identifier: us70005v4h. Ids that are associated to the event: us70005v4h.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aitape, Vanimo, Vanimo (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Vanimo (c. 11 200 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Vanimo (c. 9 800 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Aitape (c. 5 500 pop).
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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 48 km SE of Vanimo, Papua New Guinea.
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