A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was reported 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Madang in Papua New Guinea on Saturday. Global time and date of event 25/03/17 / 2017-03-25 09:07:47 / March 25, 2017 @ 9:07 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has been issued near Madang in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 94.7 km (59 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 145.3762° East, latitude -5.2068° South, depth = 94.7 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us20008uj6. Unique identifier: us20008uj6. The temblor was reported at 19:07:47 / 7:07 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 47 km (29 miles) from Madang (c. 27 400 pop), 97 km (61 miles) from Goroka (c. 18 500 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Kundiawa (c. 9 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kundiawa, Goroka, Madang (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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