A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) strikes 139 km E of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea (86 miles) on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kimbe in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 23:49:17 / 11:49 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 56.14 km (35 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 151.3976° East, -5.4293° South, depth 56.14 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/03/18 / 2018-03-07 13:49:17 / March 7, 2018 @ 1:49 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000ddra. Id of event: us2000ddra.
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 two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days seventy-one 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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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 139 km E of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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