A earthquake magnitude 6 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 131 km ENE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea (81 miles). Unique identifier: us70006vvr. Ids that are associated to the event: us70006vvr. Exact location of earthquake, 151.2578° East, -5.1549° South, depth 116.75 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/01/20 / 2020-01-07 19:11:35 / January 7, 2020 @ 7:11 pm. The temblor was detected at 05:11:35 / 5:11 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Kimbe in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 116.75 km (73 miles).
Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 135 quakes in the world each year.
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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 131 km ENE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea.
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