A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 110 km WNW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea (68 miles) on Tuesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/08/17 / 2017-08-01 09:40:01 / August 1, 2017 @ 9:40 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 429.78 km (267 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Panguna in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 154.5276 East, latitude -6.0463 South, depth = 429.78 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a363. Id of event: us2000a363. The temblor was detected at 19:40:01 / 7:40 pm (local time epicenter).
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 two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-one 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. 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: 110 km WNW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea.
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