A earthquake magnitude 6.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 151 km E of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea (94 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/03/18 / 2018-03-24 11:23:35 / March 24, 2018 @ 11:23 am. Exact location of event, longitude 151.5 East, latitude -5.7 South, depth = 60 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 60 km (37 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: pt18083000, at00p63ebb. Unique identifier: at00p63ebb. 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 21:23:35 / 9:23 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. There are an estimated 135 quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-six 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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 151 km E of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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