A earthquake magnitude 6 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 141 km E of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea (88 miles). The epicenter was at a depth of 67.78 km (42 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 151.4219° East, -5.611° South, depth 67.78 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/03/18 / 2018-03-24 11:23:35 / March 24, 2018 @ 11:23 am. The temblor was reported at 21:23:35 / 9:23 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00p63ebb, us1000d8k9, pt18083000. Id of event: us1000d8k9. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kimbe in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. Each year there are an estimated 135 quakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 141 km E of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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