A earthquake magnitude 6.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 113 kilometers (70 miles) from Porgera in Papua New Guinea. The temblor was reported at 00:13:09 / 12:13 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Porgera in Papua New Guinea (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 142.6085 East, latitude -6.3036 South, depth = 33.14 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/03/18 / 2018-03-06 14:13:09 / March 6, 2018 @ 2:13 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 33.14 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: at00p56a5z, us2000dcx1, pt18065000. Unique identifier: us2000dcx1.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mendi, Tari. Epicenter of the event was 116 km (72 miles) from Mendi (c. 26 300 pop), 57 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days one hundred and twenty-two, in the past 30 days one hundred and twenty-two and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 113 km SW of Porgera, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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