A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 95 kilometers (59 miles) from Porgera in Papua New Guinea on Saturday. A tsunami warning has been issued near Porgera in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 07:30:58 / 7:30 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 02/03/18 / 2018-03-02 21:30:58 / March 2, 2018 @ 9:30 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us2000dbdk. Event ids that are associated: us2000dbdk. Exact location of event, longitude 142.7744 East, latitude -6.2182 South, depth = 41.91 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 41.91 km (26 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Event epicenter was 97 km (60 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mendi, Tari (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days one hundred and one, in the past 30 days one hundred and one and in the last 365 days one hundred and one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 95 km SSW of Porgera, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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