A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, New Ireland region, Papua New Guinea (0 miles). The temblor was reported at 08:21:26 / 8:21 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 56.89 km, 149.4045° East, -1.2774° South. All ids that are associated to the event: us10008vvx. Unique identifier: us10008vvx. Exact time and date of earthquake 28/05/17 / 2017-05-28 08:21:26 / May 28, 2017 @ 8:21 am UTC/GMT. 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 56.89 km (35 miles) below the earth’s surface.
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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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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. 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: New Ireland region, Papua New Guinea.
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