A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 111 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (69 miles) on Tuesday. Id of earthquake: us10005hvw. Event ids that are associated: us10005hvw. The temblor was reported at 14:56:00 / 2:56 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 58.97 km (37 miles). Global time and date of event 17/05/16 / 2016-05-17 04:56:00 / May 17, 2016 @ 4:56 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kokopo in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 151.8074 East, latitude -5.2507 South, depth = 58.97 km.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 111 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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