A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Kimbe in Papua New Guinea on Thursday. Event id: us6000cb66. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000cb66. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 181.04 km (112 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 149.5514 East, latitude -5.5515 South, depth = 181.04 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/10/20 / 2020-10-22 06:14:24 / October 22, 2020 @ 6:14 am. The temblor was picked up at 06:14:24 / 6:14 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kimbe (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 65 km (41 miles) from Kimbe (c. 18 800 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 64 km W of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea.
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