A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Mendi in Papua New Guinea. Event id: us2000k6eq. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000k6eq. A tsunami warning has been issued near Mendi in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/03/19 / 2019-03-28 09:10:06 / March 28, 2019 @ 9:10 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 143.2755 East, latitude -6.3612 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 19:10:06 / 7:10 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ialibu, Tari, Mendi (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 46 km (29 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Ialibu (c. 6 900 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 46 km WSW of Mendi, Papua New Guinea.
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