A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was reported 125 km ENE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea (78 miles) on Friday. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kimbe in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us600052m6. Id of event: us600052m6. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 129.07 km (80 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 12:54:37 / 12:54 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 151.2034 East, latitude -5.161 South, depth = 129.07 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 09/08/19 / 2019-08-09 02:54:37 / August 9, 2019 @ 2:54 am UTC/GMT.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes 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 eight and in the last 365 days seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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: 125 km ENE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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