M 5.9 earthquake in Vanimo, Indonesian Archipelago,Papua New Guinea on 14th September 2018 03:50:16 PM.
EDIS Number EQ-20180914-955850-PG
Magnitude M 5.9
Mercalli scale 6
Date-Time [UTC] 14th September 2018 03:50:16 PM
Local Date/Time Saturday,September 15th, 2018 at 00:50 in the at night at epicenter
Coordinate 2° 45.450,138° 45.366
Depth 32.6 km [20.26 miles]
Hypocentrum Shallow depth
Class Moderate
Continent Indonesian Archipelago
Country Papua New Guinea
Location 283.0 km [175.85 miles] to Vanimo,Indonesian Archipelago
Source USGS
The potential impact of the earthquake Everyone feels movement. People have trouble walking. Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall off walls. Furniture moves. Plaster in walls might crack. Trees and bushes shake. Damage is slight in poorly built buildings. No structural damage.