A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 103 kilometers (64 miles) from Porgera in Papua New Guinea on Friday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000daw7. Id of event: us2000daw7. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:59:02 / 5:59 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/03/18 / 2018-03-02 07:59:02 / March 2, 2018 @ 7:59 am. A tsunami warning has been issued near Porgera in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 142.5103 East, latitude -6.0975 South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tari (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 52 km (32 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days ninety-two, in the past 30 days ninety-two and in the last 365 days ninety-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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