A earthquake magnitude 6.7 (ml/mb) strikes 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Kainantu in Papua New Guinea on Thursday. Global time and date of event 08/10/20 / 2020-10-08 07:35:32 / October 8, 2020 @ 7:35 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 146.237 East, latitude -6.113 South, depth = 116 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 116 km (72 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Kainantu in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 6.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:35:32 / 7:35 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt20282000, at00qhvh38. Id of event: at00qhvh38.
Event epicenter was 107 km (66 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop), 110 km (68 miles) from Madang (c. 27 400 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Goroka (c. 18 500 pop), 129 km (80 miles) from Bulolo (c. 16 000 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Kainantu (c. 8 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Bulolo, Madang, Lae (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world.
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