A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, New Britain region, Papua New Guinea kilometers (0 miles) from New Britain region, Papua New Guinea. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/03/21 / 2021-03-15 11:41:33 / March 15, 2021 @ 11:41 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 20.3 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 152.684° East, latitude -4.4879° South, depth = 20.3 km. Id of earthquake: us7000djh0. Event ids that are associated: us7000djh0. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:41:33 / 11:41 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 49 km (30 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rabaul, Kokopo.
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. 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 two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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