A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Kimbe in Papua New Guinea on Thursday. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:30:59 / 5:30 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 150.8153° East, latitude -5.3742° South, depth = 130.7 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/03/18 / 2018-03-29 07:30:59 / March 29, 2018 @ 7:30 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 earthquake was roughly at a depth of 130.7 km (81 miles). Event id: us1000damk. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000damk.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 77 km (48 miles) from Kimbe (c. 18 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kimbe. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
Every 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 seven, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 77 km ENE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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