A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Madang in Papua New Guinea on Monday. The temblor was picked up at 03:21:53 / 3:21 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 41.45 km (26 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/03/19 / 2019-03-10 17:21:53 / March 10, 2019 @ 5:21 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 146.1784 East, latitude -5.2151 South, depth = 41.45 km. A tsunami warning has been issued near Madang in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000jd8p. Unique identifier: us1000jd8p.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Madang. Event epicenter was 42 km (26 miles) from Madang (c. 27 400 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 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 five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 42 km E of Madang, Papua New Guinea.
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