A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 76 km W of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea (47 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Kandrian in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:26:08 / 12:26 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 148.8694 East, latitude -6.3502 South, depth = 26.62 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000apif. Id of event: us2000apif. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/09/17 / 2017-09-17 14:26:08 / September 17, 2017 @ 2:26 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 26.62 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface.
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. 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 twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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