A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 100 kilometers (62 miles) from Porgera in Papua New Guinea. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000dc1h. Id of event: us2000dc1h. The 5.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:40:01 / 10:40 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 22.58 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/03/18 / 2018-03-04 12:40:01 / March 4, 2018 @ 12:40 pm. 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, depth 22.58 km, 142.7047° East, -6.2247° South.
Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mendi, Tari. Epicenter of the event was 105 km (65 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days one hundred and nine, in the past 30 days one hundred and nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 100 km SSW of Porgera, Papua New Guinea.
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