Moderate Earthquakes Continue In Papua, New Guinea

Earthquake location -5.7145S, 151.3163W

A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 131 km E of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea (81 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000hgem. Unique identifier: us1000hgem. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 41.46 km (26 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Kimbe in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 151.3163 East, latitude -5.7145 South, depth = 41.46 km. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:57:09 / 4:57 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 24/10/18 / 2018-10-24 06:57:09 / October 24, 2018 @ 6:57 am UTC/GMT.

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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