A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 111 km SSE of Panguna, Papua New Guinea (69 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 04/03/17 / 2017-03-04 03:18:41 / March 4, 2017 @ 3:18 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 155.7504 East, latitude -7.2921 South, depth = 35.07 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35.07 km (22 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us100086xu. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100086xu. The temblor was picked up at 13:18:41 / 1:18 pm (local time epicenter).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 111 km SSE of Panguna, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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