A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 125 kilometers (78 miles) from Porgera in Papua New Guinea. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/03/18 / 2018-03-06 16:35:13 / March 6, 2018 @ 4:35 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 142.5194° East, -6.3763° South, depth 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000dd2d. Unique identifier: us2000dd2d. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:35:13 / 2:35 am (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 70 km (43 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tari (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seventeen, in the last 10 days one hundred and thirty-one, in the past 30 days one hundred and thirty-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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