A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 187 km SSE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (116 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 153.1132 East, latitude -5.811 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 08:34:18 / 8:34 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/01/21 / 2021-01-02 08:34:18 / January 2, 2021 @ 8:34 am. Unique identifier: us6000d4yv. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000d4yv. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes 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 one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 187 km SSE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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