A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 139 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (86 miles). The temblor was detected at 19:24:58 / 7:24 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 151.9451 East, latitude -5.5768 South, depth = 58.84 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 58.84 km (37 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Kokopo in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007vx6. Id of event: us10007vx6. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/01/17 / 2017-01-28 09:24:58 / January 28, 2017 @ 9:24 am.
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 two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 139 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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