A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 121 kilometers (75 miles) from Kiunga in Papua New Guinea. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 142.3866° East, -6.2326° South. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 06/03/18 / 2018-03-06 03:26:49 / March 6, 2018 @ 3:26 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kiunga in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000dcqh. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000dcqh. The temblor was picked up at 13:26:49 / 1:26 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tari. Nearby 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 three, in the last 10 days one hundred and nine, in the past 30 days one hundred and nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 121 km E of Kiunga, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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