A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 94 kilometers (58 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d3x8. Id of event: us6000d3x8. Exact location, longitude 154.6471° East, latitude -6.4944° South, depth = 76.18 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/12/20 / 2020-12-29 06:23:35 / December 29, 2020 @ 6:23 am. The temblor was picked up at 06:23:35 / 6:23 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 76.18 km (47 miles).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arawa (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 103 km (64 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 94 km WSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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