A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 165 km N of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea (103 miles). The temblor was reported at 08:13:35 / 8:13 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Finschhafen in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000as5x. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000as5x. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 20/09/17 / 2017-09-20 22:13:35 / September 20, 2017 @ 10:13 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 147.8657 East, latitude -5.1024 South, depth = 10 km.
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 thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.
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