A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was reported 123 km N of Lae, Papua New Guinea (76 miles) on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 136.85 km (85 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bpzv. Id of event: us7000bpzv. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/09/20 / 2020-09-18 20:59:48 / September 18, 2020 @ 8:59 pm. The temblor was reported at 20:59:48 / 8:59 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 147.0029 East, latitude -5.6076 South, depth = 136.85 km.
Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 123 km N of Lae, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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