A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 158 km WSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea (98 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Panguna in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us7000617l. Event ids that are associated: us7000617l. Exact location, longitude 154.2463° East, latitude -7.0409° South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/10/19 / 2019-10-21 20:59:51 / October 21, 2019 @ 8:59 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was reported at 06:59:51 / 6:59 am (local time epicenter).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-one 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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