A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) strikes 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Finschhafen in Papua New Guinea on Wednesday. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000de7u. Unique identifier: us6000de7u. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 59.41 km (37 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 147.4449 East, latitude -6.2131 South, depth = 59.41 km. The temblor was picked up at 16:49:13 / 4:49 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 03/02/21 / 2021-02-03 16:49:13 / February 3, 2021 @ 4:49 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lae. Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. 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 one, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 58 km NW of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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