A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 157 km SE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (98 miles) on Sunday. Unique identifier: us6000d78b. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000d78b. The temblor was detected at 11:49:42 / 11:49 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/01/21 / 2021-01-10 11:49:42 / January 10, 2021 @ 11:49 am. Exact location of event, longitude 153.4428 East, latitude -5.14 South, depth = 51.89 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 51.89 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days ninety-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 157 km SE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea.
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