A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was reported 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Lae in Papua New Guinea on Thursday. Exact time and date of earthquake 05/11/20 / 2020-11-05 21:57:03 / November 5, 2020 @ 9:57 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us7000cb1w. Event ids that are associated: us7000cb1w. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 146.9654° East, latitude -6.5998° South, depth = 24.71 km. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:57:03 / 9:57 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 24.71 km (15 miles).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 14 km (9 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Bulolo (c. 16 000 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Wau (c. 14 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Wau, Bulolo, Lae.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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: 14 km NNW of Lae, Papua New Guinea.
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