A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 166 km S of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (103 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Kokopo in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/03/18 / 2018-03-25 05:09:37 / March 25, 2018 @ 5:09 am. Unique identifier: us1000d8tb. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000d8tb. Exact location of event, longitude 152.2428 East, latitude -5.8567 South, depth = 35 km. The temblor was detected at 15:09:37 / 3:09 pm (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 166 km S of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea.
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