A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 163 km E of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea (101 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 151.6064 East, latitude -5.6749 South, depth = 93.1 km. The temblor was reported at 05:00:26 / 5:00 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/08/20 / 2020-08-27 05:00:26 / August 27, 2020 @ 5:00 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 93.1 km (58 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us7000bdj7. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000bdj7. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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 five, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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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: 163 km E of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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