A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) strikes eastern New Guinea region, Papua New Guinea kilometers (0 miles) from eastern New Guinea region, Papua New Guinea on Friday. The temblor was reported at 10:16:50 / 10:16 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/12/20 / 2020-12-18 10:16:50 / December 18, 2020 @ 10:16 am. Event id: us7000cs39. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cs39. Exact location of event, longitude 147.4418 East, latitude -6.3114 South, depth = 47.9 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 47.9 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Event epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lae (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each 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 one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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