A major earthquake with magnitude 7 (ml/mb) was reported 151 km E of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea (94 miles) on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 19:51:04 / 7:51 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/03/18 / 2018-03-26 09:51:04 / March 26, 2018 @ 9:51 am. Unique identifier: at00p66zd3. Ids that are associated to the event: pt18085000, at00p66zd3. Exact location of earthquake, 151.5° East, -5.7° South, depth 10 km. 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 one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 15 major earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious damage.
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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: 151 km E of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea.
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