5.3 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Near Papua, New Guinea

136km SSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea

A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 136 km SSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea (85 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 154.9454 East, latitude -7.4296 South, depth = 43.18 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/07/16 / 2016-07-21 05:45:51 / July 21, 2016 @ 5:45 am. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:45:51 / 3:45 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20006gc3. Id of event: us20006gc3. A tsunami warning has been issued near Panguna in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 43.18 km (27 miles).

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 fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2016/07/21/moderate-earthquake-5-3-mag-has-occurred-near-panguna-in-papua-new-guinea-3/

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