A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) strikes 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Wabag in Papua New Guinea on Monday. A tsunami warning has been issued near Wabag in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:33:38 / 4:33 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 109.2 km (68 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 20/03/17 / 2017-03-20 06:33:38 / March 20, 2017 @ 6:33 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008t9d. Id of event: us20008t9d. Exact location of earthquake, 143.5796° East, -5.3039° South, depth 109.2 km.
Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tari, Mendi, Mount Hagen (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 95 km (59 miles) from Mount Hagen (c. 33 600 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Wabag (c. 4 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 23 km NW of Wabag, Papua New Guinea.
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