A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Angoram in Papua New Guinea on Friday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/01/20 / 2020-01-09 18:52:34 / January 9, 2020 @ 6:52 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 92.52 km (57 miles). Event id: us70006x67. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006x67. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:52:34 / 4:52 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Angoram in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 143.7148° East, -4.7057° South, depth 92.52 km.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Wabag. Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from Wabag (c. 4 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. 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 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: 81 km SSW of Angoram, Papua New Guinea.
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