A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 124 km SSW of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea (77 miles) on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 146.9795° East, -3.1136° South, depth 28.18 km. The temblor was reported at 22:02:49 / 10:02 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 28.18 km (18 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 30/01/16 / 2016-01-30 12:02:49 / January 30, 2016 @ 12:02 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004w14. Id of event: us20004w14.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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