Another Moderate Earthquake Strikes Today- This Time In Papua, New Guinea

71km S of Angoram, Papua New Guinea

A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Angoram in Papua New Guinea. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:38:45 / 6:38 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us20006hde. Ids that are associated to the event: us20006hde. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/07/16 / 2016-07-25 08:38:45 / July 25, 2016 @ 8:38 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 143.9695 East, latitude -4.6987 South, depth = 99.02 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 99.02 km (62 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Angoram in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Earthquake epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Wabag (c. 4 000 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Wabag (min 5000 pop).

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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2016/07/25/moderate-earthquake-m5-1-quake-has-struck-near-angoram-in-papua-new-guinea/

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