A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Panguna in Papua New Guinea. Event id: us60008dpf. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60008dpf. A tsunami warning has been issued near Panguna in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:16:58 / 2:16 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 11/03/20 / 2020-03-11 15:16:58 / March 11, 2020 @ 3:16 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 49.82 km (31 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 155.4572° East, -6.968° South, depth 49.82 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arawa (min 5000 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days thirty-three 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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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 72 km S of Panguna, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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