A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 106 km NE of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea (66 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/08/17 / 2017-08-27 13:52:22 / August 27, 2017 @ 1:52 pm. A tsunami warning has been issued near Lorengau in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 148.045° East, latitude -1.4539° South, depth = 35.09 km. The temblor was reported at 23:52:22 / 11:52 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000ac8x. Unique identifier: us2000ac8x. The epicenter was at a depth of 35.09 km (22 miles).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 106 km NE of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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