A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 103 kilometers (64 miles) from Porgera in Papua New Guinea on Monday. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 142.3121 East, latitude -5.7553 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 22:35:07 / 10:35 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000dcen. Unique identifier: us2000dcen. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 05/03/18 / 2018-03-05 12:35:07 / March 5, 2018 @ 12:35 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tari.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days eighty-six, in the past 30 days eighty-six and in the last 365 days eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 103 km WSW of Porgera, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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