A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) was reported 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Taron in Papua New Guinea on Friday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/03/18 / 2018-03-09 11:06:10 / March 9, 2018 @ 11:06 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 45.8 km (28 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us1000d23h. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000d23h. A tsunami warning has been issued near Taron in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 21:06:10 / 9:06 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 153.3367 East, latitude -4.3483 South, depth = 45.8 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kokopo. Epicenter of the event was 119 km (74 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 36 km ENE of Taron, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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