A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 98 kilometers (61 miles) from Porgera in Papua New Guinea. Exact time and date of earthquake 02/03/18 / 2018-03-02 03:01:23 / March 2, 2018 @ 3:01 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 28.69 km (18 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 142.5335° East, -6.056° South, depth 28.69 km. The temblor was picked up at 13:01:23 / 1:01 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000dasx. Id of event: us2000dasx. 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). Event epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days eighty-nine, in the past 30 days eighty-nine and in the last 365 days eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 98 km SW of Porgera, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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