A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Wabag in Papua New Guinea. Exact time and date of earthquake 29/03/20 / 2020-03-29 02:46:01 / March 29, 2020 @ 2:46 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 98.47 km (61 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 144.1948 East, latitude -5.1724 South, depth = 98.47 km. A tsunami warning has been issued near Wabag in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 12:46:01 / 12:46 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us70008i2l. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008i2l.
Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mount Hagen, Wabag. Event epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Mount Hagen (c. 33 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Wabag (c. 4 000 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. 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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 64 km ENE of Wabag, Papua New Guinea.
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