A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Kavieng in Papua New Guinea. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/12/19 / 2019-12-03 22:23:13 / December 3, 2019 @ 10:23 pm. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kavieng in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us60006lsm. Ids that are associated to the event: us60006lsm. The 5.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:23:13 / 8:23 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 150.7611° East, latitude -3.2009° South, depth = 10 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 70 km (43 miles) from Kavieng (c. 14 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kavieng (min 5000 pop).
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. 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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. 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: 69 km S of Kavieng, Papua New Guinea.
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