A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:27:37 / 3:27 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 154.9265° East, latitude -6.2534° South, depth = 82.76 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 82.76 km (51 miles). Event id: us7000bp8s. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bp8s. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/09/20 / 2020-09-17 03:27:37 / September 17, 2020 @ 3:27 am.
Epicenter of the event was 68 km (42 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arawa (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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