A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 91 kilometers (57 miles) from Kimbe in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 08/10/20 / 2020-10-08 15:58:52 / October 8, 2020 @ 3:58 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 150.881° East, -5.9182° South, depth 59.34 km. The temblor was detected at 15:58:52 / 3:58 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 59.34 km (37 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us6000c6si. Event ids that are associated: us6000c6si.
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 Kimbe. Earthquake epicenter was 91 km (57 miles) from Kimbe (c. 18 800 pop).
Every 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 three and in the last 365 days fourty-six 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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