A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) strikes 131 km N of Lae, Papua New Guinea (81 miles) on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 147.192 East, latitude -5.5512 South, depth = 202.32 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/10/17 / 2017-10-18 16:44:36 / October 18, 2017 @ 4:44 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000atrw. Unique identifier: us1000atrw. A tsunami warning has been issued near Lae in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 202.32 km (126 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:44:36 / 2:44 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 131 km N of Lae, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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