A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) strikes 166 km SSW of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea (103 miles) on Monday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a5gx. Id of event: us2000a5gx. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 07/08/17 / 2017-08-07 11:07:26 / August 7, 2017 @ 11:07 am UTC/GMT. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:07:26 / 9:07 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 146.7968° East, latitude -3.4505° South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
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