A major earthquake with magnitude 7.2 (ml/mb) was reported 156 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (97 miles) on Friday. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kokopo in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: pt18088001, at00p6dfiq. Unique identifier: at00p6dfiq. Exact time and date of earthquake 29/03/18 / 2018-03-29 21:25:38 / March 29, 2018 @ 9:25 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 151.6° East, latitude -5.6° South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 7.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:25:38 / 7:25 am (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days seventy-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious damage. Every year there are an estimated 15 major earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 156 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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