A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 206 km WSW of Kavieng, Papua New Guinea (128 miles). Unique identifier: us6000b8b6. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000b8b6. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:29:56 / 9:29 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 02/08/20 / 2020-08-02 09:29:56 / August 2, 2020 @ 9:29 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 148.99° East, latitude -3.0039° South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 206 km WSW of Kavieng, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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