A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Angoram in Papua New Guinea on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, 143.6421° East, -4.6522° South, depth 94.65 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 94.65 km (59 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/08/20 / 2020-08-05 21:12:06 / August 5, 2020 @ 9:12 pm. Unique identifier: us6000b9vl. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000b9vl. The temblor was picked up at 21:12:06 / 9:12 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Wabag. Event epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Wabag (c. 4 000 pop).
Each 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 one and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 80 km SW of Angoram, Papua New Guinea.
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