Papua, New Guinea Continues To Rumble

Earthquake location -3.4337S, 149.6856W

A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 155 km SW of Kavieng, Papua New Guinea (96 miles) on Friday. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:56:35 / 11:56 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 149.6856° East, -3.4337° South. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/10/18 / 2018-10-05 01:56:35 / October 5, 2018 @ 1:56 am. Id of earthquake: us1000h7di. Event ids that are associated: us1000h7di. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.

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

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