A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.7 (ml/mb) was reported 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Finschhafen in Papua New Guinea on Saturday. The 5.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:19:51 / 3:19 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 147.6009 East, latitude -6.3369 South, depth = 29.26 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d2lc. Id of event: us7000d2lc. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/01/21 / 2021-01-23 03:19:51 / January 23, 2021 @ 3:19 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 29.26 km (18 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lae (min 5000 pop).
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 six and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.
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