A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Finschhafen in Papua New Guinea. The epicenter was at a depth of 56.93 km (35 miles). 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 reported at 22:48:43 / 10:48 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/02/20 / 2020-02-08 12:48:43 / February 8, 2020 @ 12:48 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us70007li3. Unique identifier: us70007li3. Exact location of earthquake, 147.4536° East, -6.0181° South, depth 56.93 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lae (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 94 km (58 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. 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 has struck near.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 79 km NW of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea.
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