A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 112 kilometers (70 miles) from Lake Murray in Papua New Guinea. Exact location, longitude 142.3362° East, latitude -6.3267° South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 10:27:46 / 10:27 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000dc95. Unique identifier: us2000dc95. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/03/18 / 2018-03-05 00:27:46 / March 5, 2018 @ 12:27 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tari. Epicenter of the event was 81 km (51 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days one hundred and three, in the past 30 days one hundred and three and in the last 365 days one hundred and three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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 ENE of Lake Murray, Papua New Guinea.
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