A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Madang in Papua New Guinea. Exact location of earthquake, 145.9113° East, -5.361° South, depth 64.36 km. The temblor was reported at 12:34:20 / 12:34 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us6000dfkn. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000dfkn. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/02/21 / 2021-02-08 12:34:20 / February 8, 2021 @ 12:34 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 64.36 km (40 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kainantu, Goroka, Madang. Epicenter of the event was 20 km (12 miles) from Madang (c. 27 400 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Goroka (c. 18 500 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Kainantu (c. 8 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
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