A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 144 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (89 miles). Global time and date of event 29/03/18 / 2018-03-29 21:49:55 / March 29, 2018 @ 9:49 pm UTC/GMT. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:49:55 / 7:49 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). Exact location, longitude 151.6608° East, latitude -5.5112° South, depth = 35 km. Unique identifier: us1000db50. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000db50. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days eighty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 144 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea.
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