A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 90 kilometers (56 miles) from Kiunga in Papua New Guinea. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/03/20 / 2020-03-21 21:19:37 / March 21, 2020 @ 9:19 pm. Event id: us70008dqz. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008dqz. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:19:37 / 7:19 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 141.3644° East, latitude -5.3083° South, depth = 33.19 km. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kiunga in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 33.19 km (21 miles).
Epicenter of the event was 91 km (56 miles) from Kiunga (c. 11 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kiunga. 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. 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 one and in the last 365 days one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. 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: 90 km N of Kiunga, Papua New Guinea.
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