A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) strikes 139 km SW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (86 miles) on Monday. Exact location of event, longitude 151.5565 East, latitude -5.4006 South, depth = 34.53 km. Unique identifier: us2000a5g1. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000a5g1. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kokopo in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 16:26:44 / 4:26 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/08/17 / 2017-08-07 06:26:44 / August 7, 2017 @ 6:26 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 34.53 km (21 miles).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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