A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 122 km SSE of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea (76 miles). The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:30:10 / 4:30 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us6000c588. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c588. Exact location of event, longitude 150.0629 East, latitude -7.1861 South, depth = 47.51 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 47.51 km (30 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/10/20 / 2020-10-03 16:30:10 / October 3, 2020 @ 4:30 pm.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 122 km SSE of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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