A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 162 km N of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea (101 miles). Id of earthquake: us2000as5y. Event ids that are associated: us2000as5y. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location, longitude 147.9821° East, latitude -5.1384° South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/09/17 / 2017-09-20 22:17:24 / September 20, 2017 @ 10:17 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has been issued near Finschhafen in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:17:24 / 8:17 am (local time epicenter).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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: 162 km N of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea.
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