A earthquake with magnitude 6.8 (ml/mb) was reported 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Taron in Papua New Guinea on Friday. A tsunami warning has been issued near Taron in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 153.2016 East, latitude -4.3887 South, depth = 15.22 km. The temblor was picked up at 03:39:50 / 3:39 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 08/03/18 / 2018-03-08 17:39:50 / March 8, 2018 @ 5:39 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15.22 km (9 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt18067000, at00p5a92i, us1000d1kv. Id of event: us1000d1kv.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rabaul, Kokopo. Epicenter of the event was 104 km (65 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 116 km (72 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 20 km ENE of Taron, Papua New Guinea.
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