A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 99 kilometers (62 miles) from Kiunga in Papua New Guinea. Id of earthquake: us1000d4vp. Event ids that are associated: us1000d4vp. The temblor was reported at 04:58:28 / 4:58 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/03/18 / 2018-03-15 18:58:28 / March 15, 2018 @ 6:58 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 142.1881 East, latitude -6.1367 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kiunga in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kiunga, Tari (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 99 km (62 miles) from Kiunga (c. 11 500 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days thirty-five, in the past 30 days one hundred and thirty-five and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 99 km E of Kiunga, Papua New Guinea.
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