A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 224 km NE of Samarai, Papua New Guinea (139 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 152.3215 East, latitude -9.4159 South, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000bfxw. Unique identifier: us6000bfxw. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was reported at 12:54:44 / 12:54 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/08/20 / 2020-08-17 12:54:44 / August 17, 2020 @ 12:54 pm UTC/GMT. 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 224 km NE of Samarai, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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