A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 151 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (94 miles). Exact location of event, depth 35 km, 151.8145° East, -5.6483° South. Global time and date of event 28/01/17 / 2017-01-28 04:14:39 / January 28, 2017 @ 4:14 am UTC/GMT. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:14:39 / 2:14 pm (local time epicenter). 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: us10007vwi. Id of event: us10007vwi. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days sixty-one 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. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
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