A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 106 kilometers (66 miles) from Porgera in Papua New Guinea on Wednesday. The temblor was picked up at 03:35:08 / 3:35 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/03/18 / 2018-03-06 17:35:08 / March 6, 2018 @ 5:35 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000dd7h. Id of event: us2000dd7h. Exact location of earthquake, 142.5604° East, -6.1876° South, depth 10 km. 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.
Epicenter of the event was 52 km (32 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tari.
In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days one hundred and twenty-six, in the past 30 days one hundred and twenty-six and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 106 km SW of Porgera, Papua New Guinea. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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