Major Earthquake Strikes Near Kimbe In Papua New Guinea

Earthquake location -5.7392S, 151.2509W

A major earthquake magnitude 7 (ml/mb) strikes 124 kilometers (77 miles) from Kimbe in Papua New Guinea on Thursday. Id of earthquake: us1000haa3. Event ids that are associated: pt18283003, at00pgehsk, us1000haa3. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 39.45 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 10/10/18 / 2018-10-10 20:48:20 / October 10, 2018 @ 8:48 pm. The temblor was reported at 06:48:20 / 6:48 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 39.45 km, 151.2509° East, -5.7392° South. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kimbe in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kimbe. Event epicenter was 124 km (77 miles) from Kimbe (c. 18 800 pop).

Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one hundred and six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 15 major quakes in the world.

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