A earthquake with magnitude 6.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Kandrian in Papua New Guinea. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/03/17 / 2017-03-05 22:47:54 / March 5, 2017 @ 10:47 pm. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kandrian in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us1000876f. Event ids that are associated: pt17064051, at00omd5zx, us1000876f. The temblor was reported at 08:47:54 / 8:47 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 28.95 km (18 miles). Exact location of event, depth 28.95 km, 149.344° East, -6.0081° South.
Event epicenter was 102 km (63 miles) from Kimbe (c. 18 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kimbe. Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 32 km NW of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea.
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