A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 160 km WNW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea (99 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 03/12/19 / 2019-12-03 04:41:44 / December 3, 2019 @ 4:41 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 99.98 km (62 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Arawa in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 14:41:44 / 2:41 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 154.3286 East, latitude -5.4178 South, depth = 99.98 km. Unique identifier: us70006fg9. Ids that are associated to the event: us70006fg9.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 160 km WNW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea.
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