A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea. Exact location of event, depth 77.53 km, 154.7879° East, -6.2607° South. Event id: us60006p61. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60006p61. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/12/19 / 2019-12-09 09:11:20 / December 9, 2019 @ 9:11 am. A tsunami warning has been issued near Panguna in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 77.53 km (48 miles). The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:11:20 / 8:11 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 83 km (52 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arawa (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 two, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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