A earthquake magnitude 6 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 112 kilometers (70 miles) from Porgera in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has been issued near Porgera in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us2000dc52. Event ids that are associated: us2000dc52. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/03/18 / 2018-03-04 19:56:18 / March 4, 2018 @ 7:56 pm. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 142.6202° East, -6.3069° South. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 05:56:18 / 5:56 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mendi, Tari (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 115 km (71 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days one hundred and eleven, in the past 30 days one hundred and eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. Each year there are an estimated 135 quakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 112 km SW of Porgera, Papua New Guinea.
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