A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 106 km NNW of Lae, Papua New Guinea (66 miles) on Monday. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:58:02 / 7:58 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 85.57 km (53 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has been issued near Lae in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us1000h4sf. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000h4sf. Exact time and date of earthquake 30/09/18 / 2018-09-30 21:58:02 / September 30, 2018 @ 9:58 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 146.7914 East, latitude -5.7825 South, depth = 85.57 km.
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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