A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 137 km N of Lae, Papua New Guinea (85 miles). The epicenter was at a depth of 199.02 km (124 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 147.0079 East, latitude -5.4785 South, depth = 199.02 km. A tsunami warning has been issued near Lae in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/01/20 / 2020-01-07 01:38:18 / January 7, 2020 @ 1:38 am. The temblor was detected at 11:38:18 / 11:38 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us70006vii. Unique identifier: us70006vii.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 137 km N of Lae, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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