A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 121 kilometers (75 miles) from Porgera in Papua New Guinea. The temblor was picked up at 10:25:25 / 10:25 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 07/03/18 / 2018-03-07 00:25:25 / March 7, 2018 @ 12:25 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000ddj5. Id of event: us2000ddj5. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 142.5323° East, -6.3406° South, depth 10 km.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tari (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 66 km (41 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been nineteen, 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 has struck near.
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