A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) strikes 144 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (89 miles) on Thursday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/03/17 / 2017-03-30 07:57:22 / March 30, 2017 @ 7:57 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us10008d8n. Unique identifier: us10008d8n. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 151.8071° East, -5.5774° South, depth 35 km. The temblor was detected at 17:57:22 / 5:57 pm (local time epicenter). 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 one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 144 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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