A earthquake magnitude 6.1 (ml/mb) strikes 105 kilometers (65 miles) from Kimbe in Papua New Guinea on Saturday. Exact location, longitude 151.0907° East, latitude -5.674° South, depth = 57.21 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 57.21 km (36 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 21:20:44 / 9:20 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Kimbe in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 30/03/19 / 2019-03-30 11:20:44 / March 30, 2019 @ 11:20 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000k7ks. Id of event: us2000k7ks.
The epicenter was 106 km (66 miles) from Kimbe (c. 18 800 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kimbe (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days ninety-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. There are an estimated 135 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. 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: 105 km E of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea.
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