A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 153 km S of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (95 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Kokopo in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 152.2082° East, latitude -5.7378° South, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/01/19 / 2019-01-12 17:13:18 / January 12, 2019 @ 5:13 pm. Unique identifier: us2000j3bz. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000j3bz. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:13:18 / 3:13 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Every 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 seventeen and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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: 153 km S of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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