A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Aitape in Papua New Guinea. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009mpw. Id of event: us70009mpw. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 142.8627° East, -2.9511° South. Global time and date of event 21/05/20 / 2020-05-21 19:18:49 / May 21, 2020 @ 7:18 pm UTC/GMT. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:18:49 / 5:18 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Aitape in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the event was 60 km (37 miles) from Aitape (c. 5 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aitape.
Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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