A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 97 kilometers (60 miles) from Porgera in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was reported at 10:22:11 / 10:22 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 142.5738° East, -6.0923° South. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000d9gj. Unique identifier: us2000d9gj. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/03/18 / 2018-03-01 00:22:11 / March 1, 2018 @ 12:22 am.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 45 km (28 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tari (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been sixteen, in the last 10 days eighty-six, in the past 30 days eighty-six and in the last 365 days eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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