Magnitude 5.2 Earthquake Strikes In Papua, New Guinea, Latest Hot Spot

48km SSE of Panguna, Papua New Guinea

A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) strikes 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea on Saturday. A tsunami warning has been issued near Panguna in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 05/08/16 / 2016-08-05 15:04:38 / August 5, 2016 @ 3:04 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 84.58 km, 155.6891° East, -6.705° South. Event id: us10006aby. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006aby. The temblor was reported at 02:04:38 / 2:04 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 84.58 km (53 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arawa (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 57 km (36 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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