A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Lae in Papua New Guinea. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 147.0176 East, latitude -6.0464 South, depth = 55.75 km. Unique identifier: us7000bmnc. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000bmnc. The temblor was detected at 10:28:19 / 10:28 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/09/20 / 2020-09-13 10:28:19 / September 13, 2020 @ 10:28 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 55.75 km (35 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lae (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes 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 sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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