A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 155 km S of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (96 miles). Exact location, longitude 152.134° East, latitude -5.7533° South, depth = 27.37 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 27.37 km (17 miles). The 5.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:15:22 / 3:15 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/01/19 / 2019-01-12 17:15:22 / January 12, 2019 @ 5:15 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000j9s9. Unique identifier: us2000j9s9. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kokopo in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-one 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. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 155 km S of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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