A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Finschhafen in Papua New Guinea. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/09/18 / 2018-09-18 02:03:55 / September 18, 2018 @ 2:03 am. A tsunami warning has been issued near Finschhafen in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 12:03:55 / 12:03 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 147.6778° East, latitude -6.3499° South, depth = 35.66 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000hg6v. Id of event: us2000hg6v. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35.66 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lae. Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 87 km (54 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.