A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 193 km S of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (120 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 152.3351 East, latitude -6.0913 South, depth = 41.64 km. Id of earthquake: us6000a2cv. Event ids that are associated: us6000a2cv. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 30/05/20 / 2020-05-30 03:06:24 / May 30, 2020 @ 3:06 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 03:06:24 / 3:06 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 41.64 km (26 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 193 km S of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea.
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