A earthquake with magnitude 6.9 (ml/mb) was reported 144 km E of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea (89 miles) on Friday. The 6.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:25:36 / 7:25 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us1000db40. Ids that are associated to the event: at00p6dfiq, us1000db40, pt18088001. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/03/18 / 2018-03-29 21:25:36 / March 29, 2018 @ 9:25 pm. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kimbe in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 151.442° East, -5.4748° South, depth 35 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface.
There are an estimated 135 quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days seventy-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. 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 E of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea.
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