A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 101 kilometers (63 miles) from Porgera in Papua New Guinea. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000dazl. Unique identifier: us2000dazl. The temblor was detected at 22:44:20 / 10:44 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/03/18 / 2018-03-02 12:44:20 / March 2, 2018 @ 12:44 pm. Exact location, longitude 142.6137° East, latitude -6.1769° South, depth = 30.14 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 30.14 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface.
The epicenter was 47 km (29 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tari (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days ninety-eight, in the past 30 days ninety-eight and in the last 365 days ninety-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 101 km SW of Porgera, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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