A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 94 kilometers (58 miles) from Kimbe in Papua New Guinea on Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/03/17 / 2017-03-20 21:03:14 / March 20, 2017 @ 9:03 pm. The temblor was reported at 07:03:14 / 7:03 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 150.7623° East, -6.1327° South. Event id: us20008te7. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008te7. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kimbe in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 94 km (59 miles) from Kimbe (c. 18 800 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kimbe.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. 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 fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 94 km SE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea.
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