A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 32 km WSW of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea (20 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/03/19 / 2019-03-11 16:31:39 / March 11, 2019 @ 4:31 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. 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: us1000jjcw. Unique identifier: us1000jjcw. Exact location of event, depth 35 km, 149.287° East, -6.3513° South. The temblor was detected at 02:31:39 / 2:31 am (local time epicenter).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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