A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 116 km S of Panguna, Papua New Guinea (72 miles) on Saturday. Exact location, longitude 155.6747° East, latitude -7.3524° South, depth = 50.81 km. The temblor was detected at 13:16:35 / 1:16 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us100086x8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100086x8. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 04/03/17 / 2017-03-04 03:16:35 / March 4, 2017 @ 3:16 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 50.81 km (32 miles).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-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.
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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: 116 km S of Panguna, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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