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Strong earthquake, 6.8 mag was detected near Kimbe in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -5.7S, 151.5WA 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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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 151.5° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.7° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 60 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 151km E of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-03-24 11:23:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-24 11:33:00 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status REVIEWED Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 1 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 711 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network at The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pt,at, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 42 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 43.199996544 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Mi The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID at00p63ebb Id of event.
Event Code 00p63ebb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt18083000,at00p63ebb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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