A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 117 km SSE of Panguna, Papua New Guinea (73 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/03/17 / 2017-03-04 02:58:24 / March 4, 2017 @ 2:58 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us100086x7. Unique identifier: us100086x7. The temblor was picked up at 12:58:24 / 12:58 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 53.72 km (33 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 155.7048° East, -7.3527° South, depth 53.72 km.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twenty-seven 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. 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: 117 km SSE of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.
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