A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.7 (ml/mb) strikes 111 kilometers (69 miles) from Kokopo in Papua New Guinea on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 02:55:48 / 2:55 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/02/21 / 2021-02-09 02:55:48 / February 9, 2021 @ 2:55 am. Exact location, longitude 151.7403° East, latitude -5.2018° South, depth = 52.86 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 52.86 km (33 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dfsv. Id of event: us6000dfsv.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kokopo. Earthquake epicenter was 111 km (69 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days eighty-three 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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