A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 126 km SSE of Popondetta, Papua New Guinea (78 miles). Exact location, longitude 148.5362° East, latitude -9.8723° South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/03/21 / 2021-03-09 18:48:16 / March 9, 2021 @ 6:48 pm. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:48:16 / 6:48 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000dhhj. Unique identifier: us7000dhhj. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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: 126 km SSE of Popondetta, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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