A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Finschhafen in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has been issued near Finschhafen in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 03:39:27 / 3:39 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 147.4997° East, -6.1827° South, depth 83.77 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 83.77 km (52 miles). Event id: us60007ew7. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007ew7. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/01/20 / 2020-01-24 17:39:27 / January 24, 2020 @ 5:39 pm.
The epicenter was 83 km (51 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lae. Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
Every 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 three and in the last 365 days sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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