A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 98 kilometers (61 miles) from Porgera in Papua New Guinea. Exact location of event, longitude 142.5515 East, latitude -6.0774 South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 06/03/18 / 2018-03-06 22:46:23 / March 6, 2018 @ 10:46 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000ddft. Unique identifier: us2000ddft. The temblor was picked up at 08:46:23 / 8:46 am (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 47 km (29 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tari (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been eighteen, in the last 10 days one hundred and thirty-three, in the past 30 days one hundred and thirty-three and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-three 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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