A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 117 km SE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea (73 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Kimbe in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000i5kv. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000i5kv. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/11/18 / 2018-11-01 20:30:53 / November 1, 2018 @ 8:30 pm. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 150.9216° East, -6.2745° South. The temblor was picked up at 06:30:53 / 6:30 am (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. 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: 117 km SE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea.
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