6.1 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Papua New Guinea

67km WNW of Namatanai, Papua New Guinea

A earthquake with magnitude 6.1 (ml/mb) was reported 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Namatanai in Papua New Guinea on Wednesday. The temblor was detected at 03:12:09 / 3:12 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Namatanai in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 151.8394° East, latitude -3.5234° South, depth = 366.37 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/06/16 / 2016-06-21 17:12:09 / June 21, 2016 @ 5:12 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us200065sc. Id of event: us200065sc. The epicenter was at a depth of 366.37 km (228 miles).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 103 km (64 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kokopo, Rabaul (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 135 quakes in the world. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2016/06/21/strong-earthquake-6-1-mag-67-km-wnw-of-namatanai-papua-new-guinea/

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