2 Magnitude 5 Earthquakes Strike Near Papua New Guinea

A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) strikes 171 km SSW of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea (106 miles) on Monday. The temblor was detected at 22:02:50 / 10:02 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 146.8192 East, latitude -3.5098 South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/08/17 / 2017-08-07 12:02:50 / August 7, 2017 @ 12:02 pm. 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: us2000a5hd. Id of event: us2000a5hd.

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2017/08/07/moderate-earthquake-m5-3-quake-has-struck-near-lorengau-in-papua-new-guinea/

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