A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Kandrian in Papua New Guinea. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 104.82 km (65 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Kandrian in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us100086n0. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100086n0. The temblor was picked up at 12:14:34 / 12:14 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 149.3119° East, -5.788° South, depth 104.82 km. Global time and date of event 03/03/17 / 2017-03-03 02:14:34 / March 3, 2017 @ 2:14 am UTC/GMT.
The epicenter was 96 km (59 miles) from Kimbe (c. 18 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kimbe. Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 54 km NNW of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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