A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 155 km SSW of Kavieng, Papua New Guinea (96 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/09/18 / 2018-09-03 02:16:19 / September 3, 2018 @ 2:16 am. The temblor was picked up at 12:16:19 / 12:16 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 150.2691° East, -3.8725° South. Event id: us2000h70q. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000h70q. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kavieng in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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 one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 155 km SSW of Kavieng, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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