A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 137 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (85 miles). The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:01:17 / 4:01 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/01/17 / 2017-01-30 06:01:17 / January 30, 2017 @ 6:01 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 54.13 km (34 miles). Event id: us10007w4t. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007w4t. Exact location, longitude 151.7385° East, latitude -5.4828° South, depth = 54.13 km. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kokopo in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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: 137 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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