A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 100 kilometers (62 miles) from Porgera in Papua New Guinea. Event id: us2000da4a. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000da4a. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:57:12 / 10:57 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/03/18 / 2018-03-02 00:57:12 / March 2, 2018 @ 12:57 am. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 142.7035° East, -6.2234° South. A tsunami warning has been issued near Porgera in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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). The epicenter was 44 km (27 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days ninety-one, in the past 30 days ninety-one and in the last 365 days ninety-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
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