A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 80 km W of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea (50 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 15/03/19 / 2019-03-15 12:08:39 / March 15, 2019 @ 12:08 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 22:08:39 / 10:08 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 148.837 East, latitude -6.0804 South, depth = 49.52 km. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kandrian in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000jgdp. Unique identifier: us1000jgdp. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 49.52 km (31 miles) below the earth’s surface.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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. 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: 80 km W of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea.
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