A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 145 km ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea (90 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/11/18 / 2018-11-20 00:55:17 / November 20, 2018 @ 12:55 am. Exact location of earthquake, 151.3463° East, -6.0822° South, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kimbe in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 10:55:17 / 10:55 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us1000hu8b. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000hu8b. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and twelve 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. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.
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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. 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: 145 km ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea.
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