A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 122 kilometers (76 miles) from Kiunga in Papua New Guinea on Tuesday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000dctw. Id of event: us2000dctw. Exact location of event, longitude 142.3937 East, latitude -6.2228 South, depth = 33.11 km. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:03:56 / 8:03 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 33.11 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 06/03/18 / 2018-03-06 10:03:56 / March 6, 2018 @ 10:03 am UTC/GMT.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tari. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 70 km (43 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 have been detected nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 122 km E of Kiunga, Papua New Guinea.
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