A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 132 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (82 miles). Unique identifier: us2000dvwj. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000dvwj. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kokopo in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 151.9761° East, latitude -5.5168° South, depth = 35 km. Global time and date of event 07/04/18 / 2018-04-07 05:15:20 / April 7, 2018 @ 5:15 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 15:15:20 / 3:15 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes 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 one, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days eighty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 132 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea.
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