A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 103 kilometers (64 miles) from Kiunga in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 142.2254 East, latitude -6.0545 South, depth = 10 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:00:03 / 10:00 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 28/02/18 / 2018-02-28 12:00:03 / February 28, 2018 @ 12:00 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us2000d945. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000d945. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tari. The epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been sixteen, in the last 10 days fifty-seven, in the past 30 days fifty-seven and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 103 km E of Kiunga, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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