A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 106 kilometers (66 miles) from Kiunga in Papua New Guinea. The temblor was detected at 20:02:56 / 8:02 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000d93c. Unique identifier: us2000d93c. Exact time and date of earthquake 28/02/18 / 2018-02-28 10:02:56 / February 28, 2018 @ 10:02 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 142.2492 East, latitude -6.0261 South, depth = 10 km.
The epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tari (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days fifty-six, in the past 30 days fifty-six and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 106 km E of Kiunga, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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