A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 86 kilometers (53 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d0ft. Id of event: us7000d0ft. The epicenter was at a depth of 91.05 km (57 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/01/21 / 2021-01-15 20:18:29 / January 15, 2021 @ 8:18 pm. The temblor was reported at 20:18:29 / 8:18 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 155.8143 East, latitude -7.0306 South, depth = 91.05 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arawa (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 96 km (60 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 86 km SSE of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.
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