A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 186 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (116 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/03/18 / 2018-03-29 22:51:24 / March 29, 2018 @ 10:51 pm. Unique identifier: us1000db5u. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000db5u. Exact location of event, longitude 151.8545 East, latitude -5.9846 South, depth = 35 km. The temblor was picked up at 08:51:24 / 8:51 am (local time epicenter). 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 was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 186 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea.
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