A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Finschhafen in Papua New Guinea. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000d2mx. Unique identifier: us7000d2mx. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/01/21 / 2021-01-23 08:34:32 / January 23, 2021 @ 8:34 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 147.6572 East, latitude -6.2665 South, depth = 47.38 km. The temblor was picked up at 08:34:32 / 8:34 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 47.38 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 90 km (56 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lae (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. 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: 38 km NNW of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea.
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