A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 142 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (88 miles) on Sunday. The temblor was detected at 23:59:02 / 11:59 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us70006s6z. Ids that are associated to the event: us70006s6z. Exact time and date of earthquake 29/12/19 / 2019-12-29 13:59:02 / December 29, 2019 @ 1:59 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kokopo in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 35 km, 151.757° East, -5.5333° South. The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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: 142 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea.
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