Moderate earthquake, 5.7 mag was detected near Lorengau in Papua New Guinea


Earthquake location -3.2223S, 148.6255WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.7 (ml/mb) strikes 199 km SE of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea (124 miles) on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 148.6255 East, latitude -3.2223 South, depth = 10 km. Event id: us6000b84f. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000b84f. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/08/20 / 2020-08-01 19:22:06 / August 1, 2020 @ 7:22 pm. The temblor was detected at 19:22:06 / 7:22 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

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 six 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. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 199 km SE of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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