A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 196 km SW of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea (122 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000cq8k. Unique identifier: us2000cq8k. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 146.0164° East, -3.274° South. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:23:57 / 12:23 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/01/18 / 2018-01-27 02:23:57 / January 27, 2018 @ 2:23 am.
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 196 km SW of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea.
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