A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 139 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (86 miles). The temblor was reported at 14:35:09 / 2:35 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). Id of earthquake: us10008dfx. Event ids that are associated: us10008dfx. Exact location of earthquake, 151.8745° East, -5.5496° South, depth 61.23 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 61.23 km (38 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 31/03/17 / 2017-03-31 04:35:09 / March 31, 2017 @ 4:35 am.
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 139 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea.
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