A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 119 km ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea (74 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/05/17 / 2017-05-01 03:09:07 / May 1, 2017 @ 3:09 am. The temblor was reported at 13:09:07 / 1:09 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10008mck. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008mck. The epicenter was at a depth of 27.47 km (17 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Kimbe in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 151.1629° East, -5.9071° South, depth 27.47 km.
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes 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 three and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 119 km ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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