A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 157 km E of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea (98 miles). The temblor was reported at 04:18:34 / 4:18 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10008dc7. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008dc7. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/03/17 / 2017-03-30 18:18:34 / March 30, 2017 @ 6:18 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 151.546° East, -5.7565° South, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kimbe in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.
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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. 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: 157 km E of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea.
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