A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) strikes 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Lae in Papua New Guinea on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 105.59 km (66 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us6000diat. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000diat. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 05:00:39 / 5:00 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/02/21 / 2021-02-17 05:00:39 / February 17, 2021 @ 5:00 am. Exact location, longitude 147.2451° East, latitude -6.1681° South, depth = 105.59 km.
Epicenter of the event was 68 km (42 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lae (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 67 km NNE of Lae, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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