A earthquake magnitude 6.7 (ml/mb) strikes 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Kainantu in Papua New Guinea on Thursday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 115.5 km (72 miles). Exact location, longitude 146.186° East, latitude -6.108° South, depth = 115.5 km. Id of earthquake: pt20282000. Event ids that are associated: pt20282000. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kainantu in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 08/10/20 / 2020-10-08 07:35:32 / October 8, 2020 @ 7:35 am UTC/GMT. The 6.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:35:32 / 7:35 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Event epicenter was 112 km (69 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop), 107 km (67 miles) from Madang (c. 27 400 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Goroka (c. 18 500 pop), 132 km (82 miles) from Bulolo (c. 16 000 pop), 135 km (84 miles) from Kundiawa (c. 9 400 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Kainantu (c. 8 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kundiawa, Bulolo, Lae (min 5000 pop).
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 thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. Each year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world.
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