A major earthquake with magnitude 7 (ml/mb) was reported 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Taron in Papua New Guinea on Friday. Exact location of event, longitude 153.4 East, latitude -4.3 South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event id: at00p5a92i. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt18067000, at00p5a92i. A tsunami warning has been issued near Taron in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/03/18 / 2018-03-08 17:39:54 / March 8, 2018 @ 5:39 pm. The 7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:39:54 / 3:39 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rabaul, Kokopo. Epicenter of the earthquake was 126 km (78 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 137 km (85 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious damage. Each year there are an estimated 15 major 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 fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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