A earthquake with magnitude 6.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 113 kilometers (70 miles) from Porgera in Papua New Guinea. The temblor was detected at 00:13:11 / 12:13 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 142.6 East, latitude -6.3 South, depth = 33 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/03/18 / 2018-03-06 14:13:11 / March 6, 2018 @ 2:13 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 33 km (21 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Porgera in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: at00p56a5z. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt18065000, at00p56a5z.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mendi, Tari (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 117 km (73 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop).
Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. There are an estimated 135 quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days one hundred and twenty-one, in the past 30 days one hundred and twenty-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-one 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 113 km SW of Porgera, Papua New Guinea.
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