A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 161 km ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea (100 miles) on Tuesday. Global time and date of event 16/03/20 / 2020-03-16 15:09:16 / March 16, 2020 @ 3:09 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 151.4407 East, latitude -6.2221 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kimbe in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us60008gja. Unique identifier: us60008gja. The temblor was reported at 01:09:16 / 1:09 am (local time epicenter).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 161 km ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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