A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) strikes 203 km SW of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea (126 miles) on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, 146.0625° East, -3.3989° South, depth 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/08/18 / 2018-08-01 20:07:03 / August 1, 2018 @ 8:07 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:07:03 / 6:07 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us2000gj7t. Event ids that are associated: us2000gj7t.
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes 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 one, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 203 km SW of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea.
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