A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Kokopo in Papua New Guinea on Sunday. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kokopo in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us1000ghgp. Event ids that are associated: us1000ghgp. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 55.91 km (35 miles). The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:43:25 / 3:43 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/08/18 / 2018-08-26 05:43:25 / August 26, 2018 @ 5:43 am. Exact location of event, longitude 152.1616 East, latitude -5.026 South, depth = 55.91 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rabaul, Kokopo (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days ninety-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 75 km S of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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