A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea. Id of earthquake: us7000crlf. Event ids that are associated: us7000crlf. The temblor was reported at 16:08:28 / 4:08 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 31.33 km (19 miles). Exact location, longitude 143.1637° East, latitude -6.3903° South, depth = 31.33 km. Global time and date of event 16/12/20 / 2020-12-16 16:08:28 / December 16, 2020 @ 4:08 pm UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Wabag, Ialibu, Tari (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Ialibu (c. 6 900 pop), 118 km (73 miles) from Wabag (c. 4 000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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 react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 60 km WSW of Mendi, Papua New Guinea.
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