A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) was reported 154 km SSW of Kavieng, Papua New Guinea (96 miles) on Monday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000h72b. Id of event: us2000h72b. The 5.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:15:30 / 5:15 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 150.1969 East, latitude -3.835 South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/09/18 / 2018-09-03 07:15:30 / September 3, 2018 @ 7:15 am. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kavieng in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.
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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: 154 km SSW of Kavieng, Papua New Guinea.
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