A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 121 km SSE of Kavieng, Papua New Guinea (75 miles). The temblor was reported at 08:53:19 / 8:53 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 11/02/17 / 2017-02-11 22:53:19 / February 11, 2017 @ 10:53 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 151.2023 East, latitude -3.5901 South, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us20008j8m. Event ids that are associated: us20008j8m. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Kavieng in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 121 km SSE of Kavieng, Papua New Guinea.
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