A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 13 km NW of Ambunti, Papua New Guinea (8 miles) on Friday. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:03:08 / 7:03 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Ambunti in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us20009yw4. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009yw4. The epicenter was at a depth of 70.97 km (44 miles). Exact location of event, depth 70.97 km, 142.7461° East, -4.1675° South. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/07/17 / 2017-07-21 09:03:08 / July 21, 2017 @ 9:03 am.
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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 six 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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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 13 km NW of Ambunti, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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