A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was reported 95 kilometers (59 miles) from Arawa in Papua New Guinea on Monday. A tsunami warning has been issued near Arawa in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:57:58 / 5:57 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 17/12/17 / 2017-12-17 18:57:58 / December 17, 2017 @ 6:57 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 156.32 km, 154.7359° East, -5.8965° South. Event id: us2000c5fn. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000c5fn. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 156.32 km (97 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Event epicenter was 95 km (59 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arawa (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
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 two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 95 km WNW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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