A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 164 km SW of Kavieng, Papua New Guinea (102 miles). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:07:40 / 12:07 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/12/19 / 2019-12-21 02:07:40 / December 21, 2019 @ 2:07 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 149.71° East, -3.5787° South. Unique identifier: us70006pb4. Ids that are associated to the event: us70006pb4.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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