A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 114 km ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea (71 miles) on Wednesday. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000d9z0. Unique identifier: us1000d9z0. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 25.82 km (16 miles). Exact location, longitude 151.1481° East, latitude -5.7894° South, depth = 25.82 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/03/18 / 2018-03-28 02:20:36 / March 28, 2018 @ 2:20 am. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kimbe in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:20:36 / 12:20 pm (local time epicenter).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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: 114 km ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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