A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea on Monday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d3u6. Id of event: us6000d3u6. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 155.0191 East, latitude -6.4799 South, depth = 35 km. The temblor was detected at 23:34:07 / 11:34 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/12/20 / 2020-12-28 23:34:07 / December 28, 2020 @ 11:34 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arawa. Epicenter of the earthquake was 64 km (40 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 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 fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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