A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Ambunti in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has been issued near Ambunti in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 04:47:25 / 4:47 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 132.36 km (82 miles). Global time and date of event 06/03/19 / 2019-03-06 18:47:25 / March 6, 2019 @ 6:47 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 142.9124° East, -4.1824° South, depth 132.36 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000jbaz. Unique identifier: us1000jbaz.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Wewak (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 106 km (66 miles) from Wewak (c. 18 200 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 9 km NE of Ambunti, Papua New Guinea.
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