A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Kainantu in Papua New Guinea. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:14:35 / 11:14 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 08/10/20 / 2020-10-08 23:14:35 / October 8, 2020 @ 11:14 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us6000c6w6. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000c6w6. Exact location, longitude 146.2885° East, latitude -6.2472° South, depth = 105.33 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 105.33 km (65 miles).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Goroka, Lae, Kainantu. Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 93 km (58 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Goroka (c. 18 500 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Kainantu (c. 8 500 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 47 km E of Kainantu, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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