A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 158 km SW of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea (98 miles). Event id: us2000jgkf. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000jgkf. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/02/19 / 2019-02-12 09:45:49 / February 12, 2019 @ 9:45 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 19:45:49 / 7:45 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 146.2742° East, -3.0433° South.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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. 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: 158 km SW of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea.
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