A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 158 km NNW of Kavieng, Papua New Guinea (98 miles) on Saturday. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was detected at 15:32:52 / 3:32 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008hpz. Id of event: us70008hpz. Exact location, longitude 150.1978° East, latitude -1.2756° South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 28/03/20 / 2020-03-28 05:32:52 / March 28, 2020 @ 5:32 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kavieng in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 158 km NNW of Kavieng, Papua New Guinea.
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