A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Kokopo in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kokopo in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 67.79 km, 152.0486° East, -5.0532° South. The temblor was picked up at 17:26:49 / 5:26 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 67.79 km (42 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us60007iw0. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007iw0. Global time and date of event 29/01/20 / 2020-01-29 07:26:49 / January 29, 2020 @ 7:26 am UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). The epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rabaul, Kokopo.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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 Kokopo, Papua New Guinea.
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